A collection of the South West’s most renowned experts in rural health and safety are offering free one-to-one advice to Dorset County Show-goers on 3 and 4 September.
The Cornish Mutual stand’s specialists advise farmers daily on a range of issues in agriculture and this is an opportunity to relax at the stand, whilst tapping into this wealth of knowledge.
Throughout the show, visitors will have the opportunity to talk to Pip Tonkin from Kernow Training on chainsaw and hedge-cutting; Marcus Selway of Richie UK about animal safety; Norman Rundle, Duchy College lecturer and NPTC Assessor, on working from heights; working with dust; chemicals and pesticides; and Arthur Denton and Pam Mundy from Cornish Mutual about claims and specific rural insurance cover.
Agriculture remains one of most dangerous sectors in which to work. Around 4 per cent of workers suffer an illness each year which they believe to be work-related and a further 4 per cent sustain a work-related injury.
Among the common causes of deaths are farmers being fatally injured by animals, falling from heights, or being caught in agricultural machinery.
Stuart Gale, insurance inspector for Cornish Mutual in Dorset, said: “We have brought together a host of experts for the Dorset County Show to share their knowledge. Members and non-Members are welcome to come along and talk through any issues or questions they may have. We understand that in many cases, our Members have specific questions relating to their business, so we’re responding to that in a positive way by being on-site to talk these through on both days of the show.”
Cornish Mutual has more than 24,000 Members across Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall and is the only general insurer based in the South West offering insurance to farms, businesses and individuals.
For more information about Cornish Mutual visit www.cornishmutual.co.uk