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UK Rural Skills backs call for farmers to take safety seriously

UK Rural Skills is supporting this year's Farm Safety Week (20-24 July) organised by leading farming charity Farm Safety Foundation encouraging the farming community to recognise the real dangers of working in the industry and the importance of looking after their physical and mental wellbeing each and every day, not just for Farm Safety Week.

Throughout Farm Safety Week, the Farm Safety Foundation, supported by the Farm Safety Partnerships, the Health & Safety Executive, Health & Safety Executive for Northern Ireland and the Health & Safety Authority, Ireland, will demonstrate the impacts of the recent COVID19 situation on the industry and the support available as well as highlighting the positive moves to changing the poor safety record and introducing some exciting new innovations in technology to help us all farm safer.

Jo Bruce from UK Rural Skills said: "We are proud to support the annual Farm Safety Week campaign. This has been a particularly challenging 2020 for all of us however, over the past few months, farmers have been recognised as key workers that play an essential role in producing food for the country. Agriculture may have the poorest safety record of any occupation in the UK but there are signs that this is improving and we want to be part of this change. It's in all our interest to take safety seriously."

For more information on 'Farm Safety Week' visit or follow @yellowwelliesUK on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram.

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