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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a new campaign to highlight the risks related to working in the farming industry.

Called the Make the Promise, Come Home Safe initiative, the scheme will see the organisation send packs designed to ensure those employed on such sites are aware of issues that could arise in the sector.

Research by the HSE recently found falls from height, especially roofs, were among the biggest risks faced by farmers, which may highlight the need for personal protective equipment on sites.

Jim McLaren, president of the Scottish arm of the National Farmers Union, said: 'Any death is a death too many, yet all too frequently someone dies in a farm accident.

'These accidents destroy lives, whole families and often farm businesses.'

News of the campaign comes after HSE recently revealed it has teamed up with retailer Homebase to promote its Asbestos: The Hidden Killer campaign.

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