#12DaysOfChristmas – our seasonal farm safety campaign

As we approach the end of another year and the start of the festive season, it is important to reflect on everything that we have achieved this year and the challenges that still face us as we continue to raise awareness of farm safety among the farmers of the future. In 2016: We trained over

Are you aware of LOLER? It’s no joke!

Are you aware of LOLER? (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 ) Do you regularly examine your lifting equipment? – Tractor foreloaders, fork lift trucks and telehandlers – Workshop hoists and rope hoists – Cranes on machines (e.g. on lorries or fertiliser spreaders); and – Lifting attachments and accessories. If you don’t, then maybe

NEWS – Farm Safety Foundation scoops Responsible Business Award!

The Farm Safety Foundation was named winner of the Samworth Brothers Rural Action Award at Business in the Community’s 2016 Annual Responsible Business Gala in London last night. Richard Percy, NFU Mutual Chairman joined Stephanie Berkeley and Amber Grant of the Farm Safety Foundation, members of the Communications team, the charity’s Trustees and 1,600 senior

Farming is not Child’s Play

People often believe that farm children understand farm risks, but most children who are hurt in farm incidents are family members. Today marks the final day of Farm Safety Week 2016 supported by the Farm Safety Foundation, Farm Safety Partnerships, the Health & Safety Executive, Health & Safety Executive for Northern Ireland and Health &

Supporting Safety on Farms

We farmers take too many short cuts when time is against us. I have related this story on several occasions so it doesn’t happen to anyone else. In recent years, work-related fatalities in the UK and Ireland’s farming industries have been disproportionate compared to the number of deaths in other industries. Tractors and moving vehicles

Taking Stock of Livestock

I count my blessings it wasn’t worse. However, the unpredictable nature of livestock, no matter how placid the animal, is something that cannot be underestimated Against the background of the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) annual Livestock Event opening today at Birmingham’s NEC, day three of Farm Safety Week casts a spotlight on

Farmed & Dangerous

Everybody in farming knows somebody who has been injured or killed in an accident. In recent years, work-related fatalities in the UK and Ireland’s farming industries have been disproportionate compared to the number of deaths in other industries. Tuesday of Farm Safety Week focuses on Machinery. Poorly used or faulty machinery is a major cause

Show Your Support For Farm Safety Week 2016

“I want to highlight the impact an accident like this can have on your family and your business. We’re much more conscious of safety all the while on the farm now and it’s made me slow down and think about every process.” Today marks the start of the fourth annual Farm Safety Week, an initiative

SAVE the DATE Farm Safety Week 2016 4-8 July

Farm Safety Week takes place from 4-8 July 2016 and, once again, is being supported by the Farm Safety Foundation, Farm Safety Partnerships, the Health & Safety Executive, Health & Safety Executive for Northern Ireland and the Health & Safety Authority, Ireland.   The week acts as a reminder to local and rural communities that