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

Holding Out For A Hero…

As we reflect on 10 years of Farm Safety Week, we can all acknowledge that we have had 10 years of shocking headlines, 10 years of life-changing and life-ending injuries and 10 years of heartbreak for farming families across the UK and Ireland, but there is another side to it… Behind the scenes, there is

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

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