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Are you GDPR compliant?

Are you GDPR compliant?

Getting your head round the new data protection legislation can be tricky but HOPS has updated its guidance for growers on their requirements. The guidance document includes information about storing of personal data, accuracy and security. There is also information...
Fruit Focus highlights support for SAWS

Fruit Focus highlights support for SAWS

HOPS Director Sarah Boparan spent a day at Fruit Focus in Kent this July and found out more about a possible expansion of the SAWS scheme A push for a further roll out of the pilot of the new Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (SAWS) was discussed at Fruit Focus...

Audits to improve accommodtion

Ensuring accommodation is up to scratch is key in meeting legislative requirements and retaining seasonal workers. HOPS audit all of the accommodation provided by its growers to ensure they are meeting requirements and upholding HOPS’ standards. A recent review of the...
Creating a home from home

Creating a home from home

Building a purpose-built home for their seasonal workers is reaping rewards for a leading UK grower of bareroot trees and hedging. Up until two years ago J & A Growers in Warwickshire provided portacabins for their 15 seasonal workers who live on the farm through...

Farm safety improvements needed

Agriculture has the worst rate of worker fatal injury of all the main industrial sectors – it is 18 times as high as the average rate across all industries according to the latest statistics from The Health and Safety Executive (HSE). HOPS supported Farm Safety Week...