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Grain dryer safety advice to farmers


Date: 7th August, 2017

The recent wet weather has meant that local farmers will potentially be making their grain dryers work overtime this harvest season.

Grain dryer fires are common in late summer, and can be very resource intensive for fire crews, due to the complexity of accessing the machinery.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued the following simple tips to avoid the risk of fire:

Station Manager Graham Kewley said: “By following this advice, farmers can significantly reduce the risk of a fire happening in a grain dryer. Such fires cause a lot of disruption and can damage valuable crops, so taking a bit of time to clean out the machinery and keep it functioning is time well invested.”

For further guidance on farm fire safety, visit www.dwfire.org.uk/fire-risks-on-farms or call 01722 691717 and ask to speak to the Fire Safety Team or a Rural Safety Officer.

 

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