Safe Potato Operations: Library

This library resource is intended to provide supporting and additional information to the Safe Potato Operations training modules.

It is not a comprehensive reference source but aims to provide key materials and references to further sources of information.  Key documents that may be legally downloaded from this library or other websites and printed for distribution to workers are shown below.

HSE guidance may be downloaded free of charge.  Check other organisation’s websites to determine their accessibility, terms and conditions.

Useful links

Working in the UK from overseas?

Your health and safety at work in agriculture and food processing INDG410: www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg410.htm

This pocket card for workers from overseas explains their health and safety rights at work. It is also available in Bulgarian, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian Polish, Latvian and Lithuanian.

General health and safety in agriculture

For agriculture-specific guidance

Avoiding danger from overhead power lines GS6(fourth edition): www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/gs6.htm

For general guidance

Farm Safety Partnership

A number of farm safety focus guides are available to download from the Farm Safety Partnership. 

Topics covered include:

  • Transport
  • Machinery
  • Falls, slips and trips
  • Children on farms
  • Farm buildings
  • Electricity

These guides are available to download from: www.nfuonline.com/business/farm-safety-partnership/guidance/

    Safe Potato harvesting and grading

    AHDB Potatoes (ahdb.org.uk/potatoes)

    Checklists for staff - available in six languages

    Grading checklist

    Harvesting checklist

    Manager's checklist 

    Picking checklist 

    Trailer driving checklist 

    Information on the Safe Use of Potato Harvesters AIS 13

    How to complete a damage and bruising assessment

    If you have any further queries please contact:

    Image of staff member Graham Bannister

    Graham Bannister

    Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager - Potatoes
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