The Prince’s Countryside Fund backs plea for farm safety

July 17, 2022

We are supporting the Farm Safety Foundation (Yellow Wellies) Farm Safety Week.

Farm Safety Week campaign

From the 18-22 July, the Farm Safety Foundation – or Yellow Wellies as they are known – will hold their tenth annual Farm Safety Week. The campaign brings together five countries over five days with one simple goal – to encourage everyone in the industry to make our farms safer places to live and to work.  

A decade after the first Farm Safety Week, agriculture still has the poorest safety record of any occupation in the UK and Ireland. To mark the start of this year’s campaign, on 18 July the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) will share their annual Fatal Injuries in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing in GB report 2021/22.  

The Farm Safety Foundation will use these figures to reflect on what has been achieved over the past decade and highlight how much there is to do to improve the poor safety record of our industry. 

For more information on ‘Farm Safety Week’ visit www.yellowwellies.org or follow @yellowwelliesUK on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram. 

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