Farm Safety: Risk Management

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Why do you need a health and safety management system?

Every business has a duty to follow health and safety regulations and if you don’t comply, you are breaking the law. A good health and safety management system can help prevent accidents, injuries or even deaths, the costs of which cannot be insured.

For this reason, the NFU offers its members several benefits to guide them through the process:

Advice from a UNF specialist

  • Call first NFU – Our qualified team of specialist advisers can provide professional advice and guidance on a full range of issues, including health and safety. If your query requires further professional assistance, you will be transferred to NFU Mutual for a quote. Call NFU CallFirst on 0370 845 8458.
  • Company guides to health and safety – user-friendly and easy-to-understand legal orientation booklets are written and regularly updated to help members with legal issues they may face when operating a farming business.
  • A dedicated Health, Safety and Well-being center – Provide the latest information on the law; advice from the HSE and practical advice from NFU experts, which will help you and your family stay safe on the farm.

Farm Safety Online Course

The course is provided by Lantra and has been developed with the HSE to help farmers better identify and manage day-to-day safety risks in the agricultural workplace. The course has eight modules covering the main causes of injury in the agricultural workplace such as machinery, falls from heights, falling objects, livestock, electricity and vehicles. It will take approximately two hours to complete in one sitting, but can be broken into sections and completed over a convenient period of time.

The course will help farmers understand their legal health and safety responsibilities and those of their employees, contractors, visitors and anyone affected by their work. At the end of the course, a certificate is awarded.

The NFU will offer the e-learning course to members at a reduced price from the normal retail price of £18.00 per person.

Access the online farm safety course here

NFU Mutual Risk Management Services Limited

NFU Mutual Risk Management Services Limited can help you through the complicated process and procedures. A team of professionally qualified NFU Mutual consultants will work with you to understand your business.

You obtain:

  • Practical assistance and advice on risk management
  • An audit of your current health and safety arrangements
  • An easy to understand report suggesting possible improvements
  • Guidance notes on key risk areas – a selection will be provided to help you manage specific health and safety requirements
  • Access to a free helpline
NFU Member Benefit: NFU Mutual Union Benefit

At NFU Mutual, we offer a union benefit that offers a wide range of enhanced covers and discounts to support the future of your farm. It is available to NFU members who commit to insure their farm with us for the next three years or more.

What’s included?

  • 20% discount on mutual risk management services, advice and training days from NFU
  • 20% discount on young driver safety training
  • Standard deductible waived on specified covers (provided you had no claims during the previous 12 month policy period with us)
  • Accidental death cover from £10,000 in the first year.

The National Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Society Limited (No.111982). Registered in England. Registered Office: Tiddington Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 7BJ. Authorized by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Member of the Association of British Insurers. NFU Mutual Risk Management Services Limited is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority.

If you have a health and safety concern or would like professional information, contact NFU CallFirst at 0370 845 8458. You can also use our inquiry form below and a member of the team will get back to you.

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