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Farm safety and the use of vehicles on public roads
By Peter Main · 1 week ago
Most farms and agricultural businesses use a wide variety of different types of vehicles, ranging from tractors to combine harvesters to ATVs to different types of construction equipment. In addition, many agricultural vehicles use different ...
Farm Safety - Dangers of Pesticides
By Peter Main · 1 week ago
The use of pesticides is a major issue in farm safety, for a number of different reasons. Pesticides are used widely in all types of agricultural settings, most mostly farms, orchards, forests, nurseries and greenhouses. ...
What are the different types of car liability insurance?
By Peter Main · 2 months ago
Car insurance can provide a wide variety of differing levels of cover, but the most essential for everyone is what it provides by way of liability insurance. So essential is this for most people, that ...
Car insurance and the importance of the proposal form
By Peter Main · 2 months ago
The transition from paper to digital hat in many ways changed both the format and the understanding of what a proposal form is in the context of car insurance. Pre internet, people would have to ...
Car insurance – what rating factors are most important
By Peter Main · 2 months ago
Any individual who has had to purchase car insurance may well have discovered huge discrepancies in the various quotations they are asked by different insurance companies. This has historically always been the case to an ...
Farm Safety – Health and Safety Regulations
By Peter Main · 3 months ago
Although agriculture is considered to be a different area to most other types of businesses, the are still a number of health and safety regulations in force. These will often differ from standard industrial regulations ...
Farm Safety and the Need for Insurance
By Peter Main · 3 months ago
The issue of insurance, and the role of insurance companies, is a very important one in the context of safety for farms and agricultural businesses. Farms present a special difficulty for insurance companies because they ...
Farm safety -social, economic and political factors
By Peter Main · 4 months ago
Farm safety – social economic and political factors The nature of working on a farm and on safety is to an extent conditioned by the fact that farming is often seen as a way of ...
Farm safety – workplace activity factors
By Peter Main · 4 months ago
The nature of farming generates a number of areas of workplace activities that can be inherently more risky than similar activities undertaken in an office or factory environment. Work hours The length of hours that ...
Farm safety – personal factors
By Peter Main · 4 months ago
There are a number of significant factors concerning the type of family and workforce that can affect safety on a farm. Children and young people A farm environment is often a family environment as well, ...
Farm safety – environmental factors
By Peter Main · 4 months ago
Environmental factors are different from the environment itself, but do to an extent overlap. When considering farm safety, the environment itself in terms of the nature of the land and the type of produce grown ...
Principles of farm safety – environment
By Peter Main · 4 months ago
When thinking in terms of any type of health and safety work or issues, the term environment is perhaps one of the key elements. The type of environment that someone works in will to a ...
Do you acknowledge problems as they arise?
By Peter Main · 7 months ago
There is a tendency nowadays to talk about challenges rather than problems. It is as if the word problem is slightly negative, whereas talking about a challenge seems more constructive. The idea that the notion ...
Do you set realistic goals?
By Peter Main · 7 months ago
Any type of goal setting is often considered a fundamental part of any types of personal development or life coaching or 12-step recovery. The idea is simply to set objectives that you then try to ...
Can you buy a tractor on credit
By Peter Main · 8 months ago
The short answer is yes, given that the cost of many tractors runs into thousands of dollars, some of the big ones costing upwards of 60 - $70,000 US. For many people the need for ...
Buying a tractor from a dealer
By Peter Main · 8 months ago
Buying a tractor from a major manufacturer has many of the same principles and drawbacks as when buying a new or second-hand car. Dealerships of tractor manufacturers will  normally offer for sale new and used ...
How to Choose the right Tractor
By Peter Main · 8 months ago
Most people assume they know what a tractor is, and what it is used for, based largely on historical and  stereotypical images of someone ploughing a field, using a tractor. Whilst this is true to ...
What is the difference between a one stage and two-stage snowblower?
By Peter Main · 8 months ago
Anyone looking to buy a snowblower will pretty much soon realise that the choice tends to come down between what are referred to as one stage or two stage snow blowers. There are a few ...
A guide to snowblower operating controls
By Peter Main · 9 months ago
Snowblowers come in different makes and sizes, some one stage to stage or even three stage, some have tires and some have tracks, and some are in effect compact tractors adapted to clear large areas ...
What to look out for in snowblower safety
By Peter Main · 9 months ago
For many people, a snow blower can be a lifeline, but there are some risks and hazards which need to be flagged up. These can be easily dealt with, but they are important and often ...