Farm Safety Week continues to work to raise awareness of farming having one of the poorest safety records of any occupation in the UK, this year the campaign focusses on good practice and seeks to demonstrate what good looks like. Health & Safety was the subject of Alastair Taylor's Reflections in our Summer Landwards, you can read his article here.
“More than ever, the industry is aware of the issue of farm safety however, this year, rather than focusing on agriculture’s poor safety record and stories of things going wrong, Farm Safety Week 2018 will start talking about when things go right, share good practice and demonstrate what ‘good’ actually looks like.
Over the past five years we have asked farmers to stop and think. We have delivered successful campaigns such as Mind Your Head and Who Would Fill Your Boots? We can continue to make powerful and emotive films and offer advice and guidance but we can’t do one thing. We can’t make farmers change their attitude.
Only you can make that change. You have to want to change. You have to decide to change. You have to play your part. You have to take responsibility. It’s Your Health. Your Safety. Your Choice!”
Stephanie Berkeley, Farm Safety Foundation
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