National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

06 July 2017

YFCs are being asked to pledge their commitment to delivering NFYFC's Farm Safety Curve training module and to put it on their 2017-18 club programmes, as part of Farm Safety Week 2017.

The campaign week, which runs from 24 to 28 July 2017, is organised by The Farm Safety Foundation and has been timed to take place alongside the Royal Welsh Show.

NFYFC is asking all its YFCs to back the campaign by pledging to deliver NFYFC’s farm safety module, which was developed with Yellow Wellies, in their clubs.

YFC members, clubs and counties can show their support for Farm Safety Week by sharing NFYFC’s ‘pledge cards’ on social media, on their websites and in newsletters.

NFYFC Chairman Ed Ford said: “The Farm Safety Curve training module is a fun and interactive training session with a serious message – it could save someone’s life. Please encourage your YFC to commit to getting the training on your 2017-18 Club Programme and show your commitment by sharing our pledge cards on social media. We want the world to know that Young Farmers are dedicated to farm safety.”

YFCs and members can also support the week by sharing materials from the NFYFC social media pages, from Yellow Wellies social media pages and using the hashtag #FarmSafetyWeek. The Farm Safety Foundation’s message for the week is farm safety is a lifestyle not a slogan.

Farming continues to have one of the poorest safety records of any occupation in the UK & Ireland but all the main farming organisations are working together for this week to address this.

The latest annual figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that out of 137 people killed or fatally injured in workplace accidents last year, 27 worked in agriculture.

For more information about the Curve training module, to download materials and find out how to pledge your support, visit our Farm Safety Week page.



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