The NTSag Team at the University of Aberdeen which carries out research on farm safety has recently launched a new tractor situation awareness app - SA Go.
The app makes their original tractor situation awareness checklist easily accessible in order to carry out routine checks and address any issues through practical advice before using agricultural machinery.
After a number of uses, the app will also highlight recurring issues in an attempt to improve farm safety and reduce incidents by addressing bad machinery use habits. The app does not share any personal data and complies with data protection guidelines. Only the individual user can access their own history and data.
The app can be downloaded onto both apple and android devices and be used with or without internet connection. Full instructions and details can be viewed here.
On average, there are 33 fatalities as a result of agricultural related activities every year across the UK; with machinery incidents being the biggest cause.