2019 – a year to focus on farm safety

The NFU and the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP) have committed to work towards reducing farm work place fatal accidents by 50% by 2023.

To help achieve this ambition, the NFU and FSP partners are launching a yearlong safety campaign in 2019 focusing attention on four of the top causes of farm work place fatality and injury.

The aim of the campaign is to highlight changes that can be made by farmers to farm work place behaviours which if implemented have the potential to significantly improve the safety record of agriculture and save lives often at minimal cost.

The themes for 2019 are:
Transport (January – March)
Livestock (April – June)
Children (July – September)
Falls from height (October – December).

The focus on transport will be launched on social media and at LAMMAon January 8. A new NFU Vehicle Health Check Guide has been released to help farmers maintain and use vehicles safely and comply with the law. Copies of the guide are available to download online and from the NFU stand at LAMMA (Hall 18 Stand 18.728).

Members can support the transport safety focus on social media using #drivesafetyforward.

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