We coordinate and manage Farm Safety Week which this year will take place from 24-28 July.
Farm Safety Week is supported by the Farm Safety Foundation, Farm Safety Partnerships, the Health & Safety Executive, Health & Safety Executive for Northern Ireland and Health & Safety Authority, Ireland.
In 2016, the campaign ran over five days with five countries sharing five themes and one key question – Who Would Fill Your Boots? Activities included the launch of the HSE Agricultural Fatalities statistics, integrated social media and press activity featuring 25 real life case studies of those affected by farming accidents, Ministerial endorsement from all countries and two live panel discussions at the Livestock Event featuring key figures from NFU, NFU Mutual, HSE, HSENI, NFYFC and the Irish Farmers Association.
This year, Farm Safety Week will take place 24-28 July and will, once again, throw the spotlight on agriculture’s poor safety record. It’s not all doom and gloom – things are changing and the next generation of farmers are more aware, more informed and more capable of making educated decisions. A key element in our messaging for this week is the use of real life stories of near misses, accidents and lessons learned so if you know someone who can help us illustrate how a farm accident can affect you, your family and your community then please do get in touch. We would love to hear from you on Farm_Safety_Foundation@nfumutual.co.uk