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Welcome to the Farm Safety Foundation, home of Yellow Wellies
Thanks for visiting the website of the Farm Safety Foundation (Yellow Wellies as many of you know us). We are an independent registered charity working throughout the UK to address the attitudes and behaviours to risk-taking and poor mental health in the next generation of farmers (under 40yrs). We are the team behind the FARM SAFETY WEEK (17-21 July 2023) and MIND YOUR HEAD (13-17 February 2023) campaigns but we are so much more…
Did You Know?
Farming accounts for 1% of the working population but an alarming 18% of all workplace deaths (HSE Fatal Injuries in Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing Report in GB 2021/2022) A total of 22 farm workers lost their lives on GB farms over the past year. The picture is similar in Northern Ireland where farming accounted for 33% (6 of the 18) reportable workplace fatalities in 2021/2022 (HSENI) and, in the Republic of Ireland, farming accounts for 4% of the workforce but 26% of all workplace fatal incidents.
This is a record we are not proud of, and this is a record we need to change…
Preserve and protect the physical and mental wellbeing of young farmers and young people moving in to agriculture (Aged16-40).
Challenge and change the attitudes towards risk-taking and poor safety behaviours in the next generation of farmers.
Reduce the number of life changing and life ending injuries among young farmers.