Unsecured Loads


Be careful with your sheep troughs

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Traffic Cop David Minto was in #Stokesley when this vehicle passed me as he waited regarding an unconnected matter. The vehicle isn’t appropriate for transporting the load and the items weren’t secured whatsoever. Driver reported for the offence. Suitable advice given. #RoadSafety

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Some people can't help themselves, that's just asking for trouble !
But doesn't help with a lot of these new pickups, they don't have ladder racks, or even tie down rails/hooks.
My old ford ranger XLT had tie down bars on the rear tub for tying or straping stuff down.
My new mk4 thunder has 4 little shackles on the sides of the tub held in place by a M6 or m8 bolt, aboslutly useless for anything heavier than your weekly shopping !

Still Farming

Mixed Farmer
South Wales UK
If they dropped tail gate and ratchet strapped and put warning marker at rear would possibly been ok?
A holes about ,chuck anything in back ,and often speeding, only takes one thing to tamp out and could kill someone behind or on kerb ?

Mur Huwcun

Livestock Farmer
North West Wales
If they had them sticking over the back at the centre and ratchet strapped to tow ball it woukd be bad enough and pretty serious should a van or bus etc rear end it but having them sticking out on the traffic side is flipping redicilous and makes thing harder for every one else!!


Everybody here is automatically assuming the pickup is owned by a farmer, could it have been your local traveller, bearing in mind the current price of scrap?! :cool:
There's a green feed bag, poking out of the truck bed, it's highly likely it was a farmer going to feed some sheep or moving troughs to another field

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...