ENGAGEMENT


Since its formation, the Farm Safety Foundation has been working closely with the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, Wales YFC, Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs and the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster, the Health & Safety Executive and the Farm Safety Partnerships of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to encourage young farmers aged between 16 and 40 to think about the consequences of having a life changing accident.

This allows us to engage directly with 36,000 YFC members via eNewsletters, websites, Facebook and Twitter as well as face to face at their events.



SHOWS AND EVENTS

Every year, we prepare a schedule and plan our presence at key events and shows throughout the UK. You can’t miss our iconic giant yellow wellies and many people visit our stand year after year to discuss farm safety, find out how to get involved and, of course, secure their exclusive yellow wellies goodies!
In 2018 our schedule includes:
NFYFC Convention, Blackpool, 4-6 May 2018
Balmoral Show NI, Balmoral Park, Lisburn, 16-19 May 2018
Devon County Show, Exeter, 17-19 May 2018
Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge, 7-9 June 2018
Royal Highland Show, Ingliston Edinburgh, 21-24 June 2018
Royal Norfolk Show, Norwich, 27-28 June
Kent County Show, Maidstone, 6-8 July 2018
Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate, 10-12 July 2018
Royal Welsh Show, Llanelwedd, 23-26 July
Women in Farming Conference, Yorkshire Ag Society, 11 October

We also have an agreement with our platinum sponsor NFU Mutual who, through their network of agents across the country, are proud to promote their commitment to farm safety by bringing our farm safety promotional kit and giant eye-catching inflatable yellow wellies to an additional 30 shows nationwide.

CAMPAIGNS

We coordinate and manage national campaigns including Yellow Wellies – Who Would Fill Your Boots? Mind Your Head and Farm Safety Week which, this year, takes place from 16-20 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.

After five years of delivering Farm Safety Week, bringing together five countries over five days with ONE clear goal – to inspire change, this year’s campaign will take a slightly different approach…

We know that the industry is aware of the issue of farm safety however this year, rather than focusing on agriculture’s poor safety record and stories of things going wrong, Farm Safety Week 2018 will start celebrating when things go right and share good practice, demonstrating what good looks like.

As in previous years, the HSE Fatal Injuries in Agriculture statistics will be released to coincide with Farm Safety Week and will, of course, be central to our messaging, however this year we will be demonstrating that things are changing. The next generation of farmers are more aware, more informed and more capable of making educated decisions.

But awareness is one thing, the time has come to ACT – Action Changes Things

A key element in our messaging for the week will be demonstrating what good looks like so if you know of an individual or organisation that can help us normalise good behaviours then please do get in touch. We would love to hear from you on Farm_Safety_Foundation@nfumutual.co.uk


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