Making Hay While the Sun Shines – The View from Scotland

NFU Scotland President, Andrew McCornick outlines the challenges facing Scotland’s farmers and crofters and the importance of recognising stress and asking for help if you need it… Coming off a year of bad weather and difficulties throughout the industry, it is beginning to look up for Scottish farmers and crofters this summer, as dry warm

Child Safety on Farms

Following on from the moving story of Linzi Nelson, the Farm Safety Foundation’s Stephanie Berkeley asks why we are continuing to allow children to play in a workplace that has the poorest safety record of any occupation in the UK? What should you be thinking about when inviting children onto your farm? And what advice

Stuart’s Story

Raising a young family on a farm can be an amazing experience, but it can also be a dangerous one as Linzi Nelson unfortunately knows…   At 3 years old, Linzi’s son Stuart had his life cut short in a tragic accident on their family farm in Crossgates, Fife. On Day Two of Farm Safety

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,

Jim Chapman

Do you have a story to tell?

Another Farm Safety Week is just around the corner and we need your help… Farm Safety Week 2016 will take place from 4-8 July 2016 and is supported by the Farm Safety Foundation, Farm Safety Partnerships, the Health & Safety Executive, Health & Safety Executive for Northern Ireland and the Health & Safety Authority, Ireland.

Thank you for supporting farm safety week 2015

A huge THANK YOU from Farm Safety Week

As the dust settles on another Farm Safety Week, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to each and every person who took the time to read our blog, voice their opinion, Like & Share our messages and help make this the most successful Farm Safety Week to date. The team met up