You can teach an old dog new tricks

This year’s Farm Safety Week focuses on real farmers and one farmer who often swaps food production for film production is Gareth Wyn Jones. Gareth lives in Llanfairfechan, North Wales, where his family has farmed for 350 years. As a safety ambassador for Honda ATVs, Gareth shares his thoughts on the use of All Terrain

Jack’s Story

Falls from height accounted for 18% of all fatal farm incidents in 2018/2019 according to the latest HSE annual Fatal Injuries in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Report Great Britain and many more long term injuries. Most incidents of this type happen either because the work is not properly planned, the risks are not recognised, proper

Jane’s Story

What’s your greatest fear? Chances are you have a few responses but they feel like a faint possibility in the faraway future. Stephanie Berkeley speaks to one woman with a definitive answer to that all-powerful question because she met it head on. It’s almost five years since 19 year old Harry Christian-Allan was killed in

Mud Sweat and Tears – Please Watch…

When we were sitting down to plan this year’s Farm Safety Week, a copy of the 2019 NFU Mutual Voice of the Farmer research landed on our desks. This annual research into 1,800 farmers across the UK revealed that awareness of farm safety has never been higher (70% of those surveyed were aware of the

A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action Please…

It’s hard to believe that this is our 7th annual Farm Safety Week says Stephanie Berkeley, Manager of the Farm Safety Foundation… In a year when it has been revealed that, despite there being seven times more workers employed in the construction industry than agriculture, forestry and fishing, you are actually seven times more likely

What Good Looks Like – Royal Support for Growing Safer Farms in Devon

One year on from the tragic death of a 20 year old Devon Young Farmers member, Nick Creasy Operation Manager for Devon YFC demonstrates what good looks like in the South West and how working together and real partnerships can make a difference and help make our farms safer. The Growing Safer Farms initiative, lead

How Mindfulness Can Help Farmers

In the last of today’s blog, John Earls, Mindfulness Therapist, shines a light on the whole concept of Mindfulness, what it actually is and how it can be practiced in the context of farm safety… Farming can be a stressful and isolating profession that demands long hours of work. Because of this, those working in

Prevention Is Better Than Cure – Desiderius Erasmus

It’s important to take care of yourself and get the most from life. On this theme, today’s guest blog comes from the Mental Health Foundation, the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health. With prevention at the heart of what the MHF do, they aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems. Making

Raising Their Voice For Mental Wellbeing

On Day Four of Farm Safety Week, the focus is on mental health and wellbeing and we are absolutely delighted to introduce you to a very special group of people from Scotland with a strong voice in the industry… It’s the success story that wasn’t planned. Five years after their ‘one-off’ performance at the SAYFC’s