National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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Farm Safety

This page is kindly supported by SGN 

While UK farmers are among the best in the world, farming remains one of our country's most hazardous industries. Agriculture has the worst rate of worker fatal injury (per 100,000) in the main industrial sectors: 18 times higher than the all industry rate (HSE)

NFYFC has always prided itself on the work it does with the Health and Safety Executive to deliver farm safety messages to our members and encourage advocacy of future safety. 

NFYFC is also an active member of the Farm Safety PartnershipHSE’s Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee (AIAC), and Wales FYFC works in partnership with the Wales Farm Safety Partnership to provide expert advice in engaging young people with farm safety. 

HSE Guidance

The HSE publish guidance on a wide range of topics for farmers to help farmers understand the risks to health and safety on farm, how to control the risks and to comply with the law. 

The ‘What a good farm looks like’ leaflet is good summary and is free to download here.

 

Farm Safety Training 

NFYFC has worked with the Farm Safety Foundation to develop a Farm Safety Curve training module for clubs to deliver during a club meeting. Nearly 3,000 YFC members have benefited from the training so far and are now more aware of the dangers.

During Farm Safety Week, which NFYFC actively supports every year, we encourage clubs and counties to pledge to deliver the training module during the following membership year.

About SGN

SGN manages the network that distributes natural and green gas to 5.9 million customers across the south of England and in Scotland. SGN owns and operates 74,000km of gas mains, including high pressure (HP) pipelines, which are a critical part of our national infrastructure.

As these pipelines run underground across the length and breadth of the country, it's inevitable that work will need to be carried out near them at times.

The most common cause of incidents involving SGN’s gas network is damage by others. There’s a risk of damage whenever land, such as farming land, is disturbed. This includes excavation, ditching, drainage work, fence installation or anything else within the proximity of our pipelines. Not only is damaging a pipeline illegal, but the consequences can be catastrophic.

Know what’s below before you dig

If you're a farmer or landowner planning to carry out work which disrupts your land including excavating, ditching and drainage works, call SGN on 0800 912 1722. They will visit your site free of charge to help you plan your work and mark the location of any pipelines.

To find out where SGN’s gas pipes are located, visit linesearchbeforeudig.co.uk


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