While UK farmers are among the best in the world, farming remains one of our country’s most hazardous industries; accounting for 1.5% of workers but 15-20% of all worker fatalities (HSE).

27 farm workers lost their lives in the workplace in 2015/2016 according to the latest HSE Fatal Injuries in Agriculture report. This may be less than the previous year however there are still 27 families and communities mourning the loss of a loved one and we want this to stop.

We’re the Farm Safety Foundation, an award-winning charity and we’re dedicated to raising awareness of farm safety among young farmers.


As a mutual insurer that has cared about the countryside, farmers and their families for over a century, NFU Mutual took the decision in 2014 to establish The Farm Safety Foundation, an independent charity to help young farmers challenge their behaviours and change their attitude to farm safety.

Over the past year the Farm Safety Foundation has been nationally recognised for the ground-breaking work they are doing within the industry and has been awarded a Chartered Institute of Public Relations Award (CIPR) and the prestigious Business in the Community Samworth Brothers Rural Action Award.

Raise awareness of farm safety among young farmers and young people moving in to agriculture (Aged16-40).

Challenge and change attitudes towards risk taking in young farmers.

Reduce the number of life changing and life ending injuries among young farmers.

Measure the impact of the Foundation on the volume, and associated cost, of death and injury claims over a five year period.

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