Farmer and TV presenter Adam Henson has shared his top tips to help keep fellow agriculture workers safe while carrying out work on farmland.

Best known for his role as a rural TV presenter and farmer, Adam is fronting a series of videos for electricity firm SP Energy Networks to highlight the electrical dangers associated with agricultural work.

Top tips shared by Adam, who was raised on a working farm and has over 30 years’ experience as a farmer, include taking care when operating machinery near overhead lines and how to plan ahead correctly so that work is carried out safely.

He stars in three safety videos which outline how to avoid general farm safety incidents, how to stay safe when working near overhead powerlines and how to effectively map out farmland and plan ahead so farming can be carried out safely.

Adam said: “I’m very lucky that I’m able to do what I love for a living but I’m also very conscious that farming isn’t without its risks.

“I’ve heard of many different types of accidents over the years.

"When you live and breathe farming, it can be easy to forget to follow the basic safety advice that keeps us all safe."

Adam’s top tips are:

• When you’re working on farmland near overhead powerlines, be mindful of machinery and its size as it passes underneath, particularly if working with new machinery and bigger equipment.

• Plan ahead. Carefully plan the routes of your machinery, including access points and avoid stacking or storing items directly under overhead lines

• Contact SP Energy Networks for a network plan for your land.

• Tell others about potential hazards. Make sure all staff, contractors and delivery drivers are aware of potential electrical hazards.

• If something does go wrong, call the national 105 emergency helpline. This will allow you to get help as soon as possible. If anyone is injured, please call 999 for medical attention.

The videos are available on the company's website.