Health and safety is a fundamental requirement of a sustainable farming business and should be regarded as an essential part of everyday farming life.
Agriculture consistently has the highest rate of deaths and and injuries of all sectors in Great Britain (per 100,000 workers). We want to make 2023 a safer year on our farms by working together.
Moving vehicles are the highest cause of deaths in British farming. These incidents account for 30% of all fatal injuries over the past 5 years.
These avoidable tragedies have destroyed families in the farming community. That’s why we’re asking farmers in England, Scotland and Wales to consider three simple areas of their daily farming activities.
Additional information and guidance on working safely on the farm
Training is vital to help keep everyone safe. Before using any vehicle on a farm, it’s important you have been trained to use that specific vehicle safely.
Farming vehicles and machines are complex, there are a range of relevant training courses such as those run by training providers, agricultural colleges and manufacturers and dealers.