Five days, five themes and five regions working together to cut the toll of accidents that have given agriculture the poorest record of any occupation in the UK and Ireland.
The Farm Safety Foundation is coordinating the third annual Farm Safety Week which takes place from 6-10 July and, this year, is being supported by even more regions than ever.
Health and safety organisations from England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have joined forces to deliver an important message; Don’t learn safety by accident! These include the Farm Safety Foundation, Farm Safety Partnerships, the Health & Safety Executive, Health & Safety Executive for Northern Ireland and the Health & Safety Authority, Ireland.
From falls and transport to child safety – Farm Safety Week UK & Ireland will offer five days, five themes and five regions working together to cut the toll of accidents that have given agriculture the poorest record of any occupation in the UK and Ireland.
The themes for the week are:
- Monday – Falls
- Tuesday – Machinery (e.g. PTO shafts)
- Wednesday -Transport (e.g. ATVs)
- Thursday – Crush injuries
- Friday – Child safety
On each day of Farm Safety Week, farmers will be encouraged to take five minutes to assess the safety of some routine tasks so they don’t learn safety by accident. Survivors of real farming accidents from across the regions will be driving home the message by telling their stories.
The Farm Safety Week team will support each theme with the latest Health & Safety statistics and will be available for interview and comments.