Simply The Best… YFC Achiever Farm Safety Award 2022

On Wednesday, we celebrated 10 inspiring individuals who have worked tirelessly over the past decade to reduce the injury risk for farmers and farming families, but what about now? What about the next generation? Who are the individuals or groups that are championing farm safety at this time? The Farm Safety Foundation is proud of

Protecting Your Life and Your Livelihood

We all know how crucial it is to prevent incidents on farms, but we also know that unexpected events can still happen. So, this Farm Safety Week we’re asking you to think about the ‘What ifs?’ What if you had a life-changing incident? How would it affect both you and your family financially and how

Ryan’s Story

Your eyes are one of the most important organs of the body. Unfortunately, they’re also one of the most delicate and susceptible to injury. Let’s face it, they’re a wee bit squishy. Safety glasses and goggles go a long way in protecting our eyes from excessive light stimulation, UV rays, and foreign objects. Doing activities

Take My Breath Away

With the HSE reporting that, each year, around 12,000 people die from work-related lung diseases linked to past exposure to hazardous substances at work, today we are highlighting this breathtakingly (sorry) high number of incidents related to chest problems from breathing in: dusts from harvesting or handling grain, mixing animal feedstuffs, feeding animals, handling mouldy

To Hop… Or Not To Hop…

…that is the question. Bear with us folks, we have been approached by many working in the industry confused about what they have read, heard or been taught about the dangers of working near overhead powerlines. There are overhead power lines criss-crossing the country. Often unnoticed, they are essential to provide electricity to cities, towns,

Holding Out For A Hero…

As we reflect on 10 years of Farm Safety Week, we can all acknowledge that we have had 10 years of shocking headlines, 10 years of life-changing and life-ending injuries and 10 years of heartbreak for farming families across the UK and Ireland, but there is another side to it… Behind the scenes, there is

More Than Lip Service

Comment by Alma Jordan – Founder AgriKids In 2014 news of the deaths of two young children on their family farms was to have profound impact on me. The deaths were in days of each other, I was heartbroken for the families and hoped that they had a strong network of friends and community around to support

Tomos’ Story

Keeping  children safe on farms has always been a challenge and it is an issue that has been debated and argued for as long as Farm Safety Week has been running . If the family business were medicine or construction, there would be little chance of a child wielding a scalpel or shingling a roof.

Too Hot To Harvest?

With temperatures already in the mid to high 30s, this is a gentle reminder to take care in the heat. Working in agriculture means you spend a lot of time outside; and means you receive around 5-10 times the yearly sun exposure compared to people who work indoors. Whilst, Imperial College London research for the British

Welcome to the 10th Annual Farm Safety Week

Comment by Stephanie Berkeley, Manager, Farm Safety Foundation The results are in and, according to the HSE Fatal Injuries in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing in GB Report 2021/22 published today, 25 people  including a 9-year old child, lost their lives on our farms over the past year. This may be an improvement on last year’s