Prevention of work-related accidents in the agricultural sector

Nearly every fifth work-related accident occurs in the agricultural sector. To break away from these statistics and to help the injured, we offer our customers free and impartial advice.

Nearly every fifth work-related accident occurs in the agricultural sector. To break away from these statistics and to help the injured, we offer our customers free and impartial advice.

A safer working life in the agricultural sector

The agricultural sector is one of the most dangerous sectors to work in. This is evident from the latest figures from the Danish Working Environment Authority. In 2019, there were 1,023 work-related accidents of which seven were fatal. This corresponds to just under 20% of all fatal work-related accidents in Denmark.

As the leading insurance company for the agricultural sector, we want to contribute to a safer working life for Danish farmers and to bring down the high number of work-related accidents. Therefore, we have developed the service concept “Arbejdsliv” (Working Life) together with SEGES, a professional knowledge and innovation centre under the Danish Agriculture & Food Council.




Free advice with workers’ compensation

With “Arbejdsliv” (Working Life), customers with a workers’ compensation insurance with us can get free and impartial advice from a working environment consultant in the event of a work-related accident, either for the customer or the employees. This also applies in the event of minor work-related accidents.

The consultation will take place where the accident took place, and a plan will be made for how to avoid similar accidents in the future. The customer can also get assistance in handling the practical matters related to the accident e.g. when the Danish Working Environment Authority pays a visit.

Overview: Advice on prevention 2017-2020
 

No. of referrals for advice
 

  • 70 referrals in 2020
  • 95 referrals in 2019
  • 85 referrals in 2018
  • 25 referrals in 2017



Advice helps both agricultural customers and Topdanmark

When we help our customers bring down the number of work-related accidents, particularly in the agricultural sector, we contribute to breaking the current adverse statistics. Advice is an integrated part of our business model as prevention of accidents also contributes to fewer claims, and to happier and healthier customers.

Read more about how we help our customers with prevention of personal injury in CSR Report 2020.




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