Farming is a business and every business needs a health and safety policy.  If the business employs more than 5 employees, the law says that this policy needs to be in writing.   Farm safety is good basic common sense and a health and safety policy doesn’t need to be lengthy or complicated.  It just needs to be tailored to your business and set out who does what and when.    It is also important to regularly review the policy and keep it up to date.

The Farm Safety Foundation has created an online ‘Build Your Own Health & Safety Policy’ digital tool which will take you through a series of simple questions and create a policy just for you. It’s quick and so easy to do – in fact, it’s so easy you could even do it on your phone. It’s free, it can be changed or updated when needed, and it might just save a life.  Visit this page to get started on building your policy.