A New Year’s Resolution…

There’s just something about the first few days of January that makes us take stock and want to change things for the better and at Yellow Wellies HQ we are no different… Over the past month, we have worked with real farmers facing real challenges in their industry and have asked them to bring forward

Al Murray on BBC News

The Pub Landlord Calls Time on Risk Taking

As his alter ego, the nation’s critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, The Pub Landlord, Al Murray has always been full of fantastic anecdotes and he knows how to tell a story however he has only now revealed his role in saving a young farmworker’s life when he was 12.   For years, Al did not admit the

Farm Safety Week 2017

Coming Soon – Farm Safety Week 24-28 July 2017

According to the latest figures released by HSE this week, of the 137 work-related fatalities in the UK during 2016/17, 27 were on farms, the same number of workers as the previous year! This is sobering news as, once again, our industry came out worst when considering the number of deaths per 100,000 workers employed,

Farm Safety Foundation Christmas tweet

#12DaysOfChristmas – our seasonal farm safety campaign

As we approach the end of another year and the start of the festive season, it is important to reflect on everything that we have achieved this year and the challenges that still face us as we continue to raise awareness of farm safety among the farmers of the future. In 2016: We trained over

slurry and tractor

Staying Slurry Safe

  Please don’t take any chances when mixing slurry – you are risking your own life and the lives of others as well as putting your livestock in danger. With the closed period for spreading slurry ending at midnight on Friday 31 January, the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) is urging farmers

Farm Safety Foundation training course

Future farmers think safety

It’s back to school and the Foundation have been busy delivering three farm safety awareness workshops across the country to nearly 500 students.  Bishop Burton College, Hull, CAFRE Greenmount Campus and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor were the beneficiaries this month and feedback we received from the student on the day included: “It makes you think and helps you to

The Wurzels

RIP to a West Country Legend

Some sad news folks – August 9th saw the passing of John Macey, one of Adge’s original Wurzels. In memory of this West Country legend here’s another chance to watch our “Farm Safety is the Key” video filmed at Moreton Morrell College, Warks.  

Limavady’s Cycling Farmers are Tickled Pink to join the Gran Fondo

Limavady’s Cycling Farmers are Tickled Pink to join the Gran Fondo

“I’ve discovered a real pleasure in combining my personal enjoyment of exercise with supporting charities. It definitely makes you work harder because you know it’s all helping a deserving cause.” This Sunday 21 June, a group of 20  ‘Cycling Farmers’ from Limavady will take part in the 177km Gran Fondo, supported by Tourism NI in a

Farm Safety Foundation charity cheque

Chloe’s Marathon Efforts

      There are very few of us in the farming community who haven’t been affected to some extent by a farming injury – Chloe McIlwaine   Twenty year old Chloe McIlwaine, Gleno Valley presents Stephanie Berkeley of Farm Safety Foundation with a cheque for £1,600, after Chloe and the relay team from Gleno

Small boy walking through barley field

On The Road Again…

Today we are packing up our yellow wellies and will be hitting the road tomorrow for the Balmoral Show in Northern Ireland! We are joining our friends at Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) on Stand B36 so if you are visiting please do come and say hello! The YFCU, which has over 3,000 members