ENGAGEMENT


Since its formation, 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 the Farm Safety Partnerships of England, Wales and Northern Ireland 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 eNewsletters, websites, Facebook and Twitter as well as face to face at their events.



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, find out how to get involved and, of course, secure their exclusive yellow wellies goodies!
This year’s schedule includes:
Balmoral Show NI, Balmoral Park, Lisburn, 15-18 May 2019
Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge, 6-8 June 2019
Royal Highland Show, Ingliston Edinburgh, 20-23 June 2019
Royal Norfolk Show, Norwich, 26-27 June 2019
NFYFC Competitions Day, Stafford County Showground, 6 July 2019
Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate, 9-11 July 2019
Royal Welsh Show, Llanelwedd, 22-25 July 2019

CAMPAIGNS

We coordinate and manage national campaigns including Mind Your Head and Farm Safety Week which, this year, takes place from 15-19 July 2019 .
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.

Unfortunately, according to the HSE Fatal Injuries in Agriculture, 29 farm workers lost their lives on GB’s farms in 2017/2018. Astonishingly 70% of these deaths were farmers aged 60 or over, with five of those killed over the age of 80.

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…

This year we will focus on the older and younger members of our community and we need your help… 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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