It’s no surprise to learn that agriculture is big business; not just in the UK and Ireland, but all over the world. In fact, agriculture employs over one billion people worldwide, accounting for an incredible 35% of total global employment.
With such a phenomenal number of people working in the agriculture industry, agricultural accidents are a major concern, with an average of 170,000 fatal accidents involving agricultural work all over the world each year. This represents a shocking 51% of the total number of fatal work accidents globally.
To give you an idea of the scale of the issue we’ve produced the following infographic; examining statistics and facts from the global agricultural industry – paying particular attention to the UK and Ireland. We’ve also presented some general safety tips, helping agricultural employees stay safe in their workplace: