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Meet Holly

You may already know Holly Atkinson by a different name. Her Instagram account, @cups.on.cows has amassed a strong following and, as an advocate of both farm safety and mental wellbeing, we are delighted to have Holly on board as a 10th Anniversary Champion. Coming from a non-farming background Holly had an interesting journey into the

Meet Ryan

If you have undertaken our ‘Introduction to Farm Safety’ session recently, you will need no introduction to Ryan Taggart… A long-standing ambassador, Ryan wanted to become a 10th Anniversary Champion to help spread awareness across the industry of how easily something can go wrong. “If I can let people hear my story, what’s happened, how

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Meet Victoria

Our first 10th Anniversary Champion, Victoria Taylor, knows first-hand how your life can be turned upside down in an instant. A farm manager in Scotland, Victoria farms 55 beef cattle and 120 sheep, alongside husband Ben, and their three daughters. “I wanted to become a 10th Anniversary Champion for several reasons,” she explained. “I’ve found


Happy New Year Folks! And what a year it’s going to be… 2024 promises a new decade of the Farm Safety Foundation, a new calendar of activities for the team and a brand new chair of trustees… James Chapman MBE    

PTO Safety & Maintenance Tips

Accidents involving power take-off (PTO) shafts are among the most common causes of serious injury when operating farm machinery. We caught up with Adam Hubbard, OEM specialist at Kramp UK to learn more about what they are doing to help minimise the risk of an incident occurring and what technical skills can be used reduce

Wales Farm Safety Calendar Competition 2023

NOW OPEN! The competition is open to primary school pupils (Foundation, Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2) and pupils from special schools throughout Wales. The competition starts on Monday 5 September 2022 and closes Friday 4 November 2022. To enter, each child should draw (e.g. pencil, pen, crayon, pastel, etc.) or paint a picture

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

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

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