Using Telehandler in Fencing Operations
There have been 4 fatal accidents since 2007 where people have been killed after being struck by a telehandler bucket that was being used to drive in fence posts.
The use of equipment for a task it has not been designed for appears fairly widespread in agriculture and is one of the reasons why the fatal accident rate is so appalling.
There is a very interesting article in the Farmers Weekly dated 13 December 2013 that tells the story of a
young farm worker who was killed that would be worth looking at.
Please ensure that if you ask anyone to do anything, they have the correct equipment aad have received
suitable training/instruction in how to do the task.