What Good Looks Like – BSSH Lends a Hand …

What to do if an accident happens at work This week, we have taken the opportunity to demonstrate what good looks like and the simple steps that can be taken to adopt a better attitude to farming safely however there are occasions when things just go wrong… Jill Arrowsmith, member of British Society for Surgery

What Good Looks Like – It’s Good To Talk

Continuing our showcase of what good looks like, Mags Grainger, Welfare Officer with Scotland’s unique rural charity RSABI outlines how they are proactively helping those famers and farming families cope with the stresses of everyday life… As an industry, and as a wider society, we can often be accused of championing the safety of our

What Good Looks Like – A Fresh Pair of Eyes

According to Joe Healy of the Irish Farmer’s Association, managing health and safety on Ireland’s farms must be a constant in daily farm plans and activities. Understanding the risks on, and around, a farm operation makes it easier to avoid dangers, and makes accidents less likely. However, all too often farmers do not recognise the

What Good Looks Like – A Tidy Farmyard is the ‘Kee’ in Northern Ireland

Farm Safety Foundation funder, NFU Mutual recently piloted a new awards competition aimed to recognise farmers in Northern Ireland who go the extra mile to ensure their farmyards are as safe and practical as they can be. The competition was devised to demonstrate the importance of a safe working environment and attracted over 50 entries

What Good Looks Like – Royal Support for Growing Safer Farms in Devon

One year on from the tragic death of a 20 year old Devon Young Farmers member, Nick Creasy Operation Manager for Devon YFC demonstrates what good looks like in the South West and how working together and real partnerships can make a difference and help make our farms safer. The Growing Safer Farms initiative, lead

It’s the real world – only better!

Last summer, millions of children discovered the power of Augmented Reality (AR) while using apps like PokemonGo, Snapchat and Instagram. AR is a growing field of technology where real life is modified and enhanced by computer-generated sights and sounds. It differs from its entirely computer-generated sibling Virtual Reality (VR) in that AR offers a live

How Mindfulness Can Help Farmers

In the last of today’s blog, John Earls, Mindfulness Therapist, shines a light on the whole concept of Mindfulness, what it actually is and how it can be practiced in the context of farm safety… Farming can be a stressful and isolating profession that demands long hours of work. Because of this, those working in

Prevention Is Better Than Cure – Desiderius Erasmus

It’s important to take care of yourself and get the most from life. On this theme, today’s guest blog comes from the Mental Health Foundation, the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health. With prevention at the heart of what the MHF do, they aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems. Making

Raising Their Voice For Mental Wellbeing

On Day Four of Farm Safety Week, the focus is on mental health and wellbeing and we are absolutely delighted to introduce you to a very special group of people from Scotland with a strong voice in the industry… It’s the success story that wasn’t planned. Five years after their ‘one-off’ performance at the SAYFC’s