NSA and the Farm Safety Partnership
The Farm Safety Partnership consists of organisations representing a broad spectrum of agricultural interests, including the large farming membership organisations; auctioneers; training providers; farming press; and machinery dealers. NSA is one of the partners forming the Farm Safety Partnership.
Partners discuss how to co-ordinate activities to increase safety awareness, whilst tailoring delivery to engage farmers in specific sectors in the most appropriate way. Organisations involved in the partnership are encouraged to develop unique and complimentary ways to engage with farmers, their workers and other people who may have an influence on farm safety. Throughout our work, the aim is for the message to remain constant and to work together towards a safer industry.
The aims of the partnership are:
- To provide leadership to improve the safety of farms and allied industries.
- To reduce the numbers of deaths and major injuries to farmers, workers and anyone else coming into contact with farming activities.
In 2018, the partnership set a target to reduce the number of farming fatalities by at least 50% by the summer of 2023.
NSA also works closely with the Farm Safety Foundation (yellowwellies.org) to communicate key farm safety messages each year.