ENGAGEMENT


Since its formation in 2014, the Farm Safety Foundation has been working closely with the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, Wales YFC, SAYFC and the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster, the Health & Safety Executive and industry partners throughout the UK to engage and inspire young farmers aged between 16 and 40 to challenge and change the risk-taking behaviours that continue to give agriculture the poorest safety record of any occupation in the UK.

This allows us to engage directly with 36,000 YFC members via our Farm Safe training, support at national and county shows, eNewsletters and on social media as well as face to face at events and competitions days throughout the year.



SHOWS AND EVENTS

Every year, we prepare a schedule and plan our presence at key industry 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 and mental health, find out how they can get involved and, of course, grab their exclusive yellow wellies goodies!
This year’s schedule includes:
LAMMA 2020 NEC Birmingham 7-8 January
Balmoral Show 13-16 May 2020
Devon Show 21-23 May 2020
Kenilworth Show 6 June 2020
Royal Highland Show 18-21 June 2020
Royal Norfolk Show 1-2 July 2020
NFYFC Competitions Day 4 July 2020
Great Yorkshire Show 14-16 July 2020
Royal Welsh Show 20-23 July 2020

CAMPAIGNS

We coordinate and manage national campaigns including Mind Your Head and Farm Safety Week which, this year, takes place from 20-24 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.

According to the HSE’s annual work-related fatalities in 2019/20, 20 farm workers lost their lives on GB’s farms in 2019/2020.

We can talk farm safety until the cows come home but unless farm workers accept the collective responsibility for making the industry take action to address this poor record, nothing will change…

In order for us to get this message to a wider audience through the press and social media we need people to share their experiences, their thoughts and what they are doing to improve the safety of their workers… If you have a story you would like to share with us or know an individual or organisation that can help us this Farm Safety Week then please do get in touch. We would love to hear from you on Farm_Safety_Foundation@nfumutual.co.uk


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