Why do you need a Health & Safety management system?
Every business has a duty to meet Health & Safety regulations and if you don't comply you are breaking the law. A good Health & Safety management system can help prevent accidents, injury or even fatalities, the costs of which it is not possible to insure against.
For this reason, the NFU offers its members several benefits to help guide them through the process:
NFU specialist advice
- NFU CallFirst - Our qualified team of specialist advisers can provide professional advice and guidance on a comprehensive range of issues including health and safety. If your query requires further professional help, you will be transferred to NFU Mutual for a quotation. Call NFU CallFirst on 0370 845 8458.
- Health & Safety Business Guides - user-friendly and easy to understand legal guidance booklets are written and regularly updated to assist members with legal matters they may face when running a farming business.
- A dedicated Health, Safety and Wellbeing hub - Providing the latest information on the law; guidance from the HSE and practical advice from NFU experts, which will help you and your family stay safe on farm.
Farm safety eLearning course
The course is provided by Lantra and has been developed with the HSE with the aim of helping farmers better identify and manage every day safety risks in the farm workplace. The course has eight modules covering the major causes of injury in the farm workplace such as machinery, falls from height, 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 responsibilities for their health and safety and that of their employees, contractors, visitors, and anyone affected by their work. On completion of the course a certificate is awarded.
The NFU will be offering the e-learning course to members at a discount to the normal retail price at £18.00 per head.
Access the Farm Safety eLearning course here
NFU Mutual Risk Management Services Limited
NFU Mutual Risk Management Services Limited can help guide you through the complicated process and procedures. A team of professionally qualified NFU Mutual consultants will work with you to understand your business.
If you have a health and safety issue, or would like professional information, contact NFU CallFirst on 0370 845 8458. Alternatively, use our enquiry form below and a member of the team will get back you.