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 we will be at the following shows:
10-13 May Balmoral Show, Northern Ireland
3 June Kenilworth Show and Len’s Day, Warwickshire
8-10 June Royal Cornwall Show
13-14 June Cereals, Nottingham
22-25 June Royal Highland Show, Scotland
28-29 June Royal Norfolk Show
11-14 July Great Yorkshire Show
24-27 July Royal Welsh Show
11-12 August Royal Manx Show
We coordinate and manage two national campaigns – Mind Your Head and Farm Safety Week which, in 2023 will take place from 17-21 July.
According to the latest HSE fatal injuries in agriculture, forestry and fishing in GB report, 22 farm workers lost their lives on our farms in 2021/22.
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