Farm Safety Foundation - Yellow Wellies

Sadly, whilst farming accounts for just 1.5 per cent of the UK’s workforce, farmers account for 15-20 per cent of all workplace fatalities. As a result, farming continues to have the poorest record of any occupation in the UK.

Rising concern over the continuing high level of fatal and life-changing injury accidents on farms prompted leading rural insurer NFU Mutual to set up a charitable foundation in 2014 to help the farmers of the future work safely. NFU Mutual’s board pledged to provide financial support for the Farm Safety Foundation – including a £250,000 donations for its first year.

The Foundation is working closely with Young Farmers Clubs, the NFU and a range of farming organisations to help raise awareness of farm safety among young farmers, challenge and change their attitudes towards farming safely and reduce the toll of injuries and fatalities which bring heartbreak and misery to numerous families and rural communities every year.

Over the coming years the Foundation will continue to conduct research, mount safety awareness campaigns and provide training for young farmers and those embarking on their journey into agriculture. The Foundation will also continue to work closely with the Farm Safety Partnerships of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Where to find us

Farm Safety Foundation - Yellow Wellies

Tiddington Rd,
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7BJ

+44 1789 416065

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