Scottish fish farmers to learn how to prevent accidents at work

Each year, thousands of people are injured in accidents at work, but an event is being held in Scotland next week to inform fish farmers how they can avoid these from occurring.

The special aquaculture and maritime safety awareness event is being held on September 21st at Kishorn Port on the Isle of Lewis, which is off the north-west coast of Scotland.

Qualified instructors and personnel from the industry are to present practical demonstrations that will help farmers to identify common workplace hazards and the precautions they should be taking to prevent these.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector Ann Poyner said: "Aquaculture is an important industry in Scotland and one that we can be very proud of; however we must not forget that the marine environment is dangerous and unforgiving."

Earlier in the month, the HSE reminded Scottish farmers to wear safety straps when driving their tractors, especially during the harvest period.

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