The Project

According to the United Kingdom Health and Safety Executive almost one person per week has been killed as a direct result of agricultural work over the last ten years. Many more have sustained serious injury or illness by working on farms.

We at Aberystwyth University are seeking members of the public who find themselves working or volunteering on farms either full time or part time to undertake a short online survey.

Our aim is to identify factors that may increase the risk of Health and Safety incidences on UK farms so that we may identify recommendations for reducing the risk in the future.

As a reward for the use of your time we are offering all participants the opportunity to enter a prize draw. The confirmed prizes thus far include:

  • Two tickets to the 2016 Royal Welsh Winter Fair (28-29th of November, 2016; donated by Aberystwyth University)
  • Free one year membership to the Farmers Union of Wales; sponsored by the FUW.
  • Free Dunlop Purofort Thermo Plus Full Safety Boots in a size of your choice; donated by W.D. Lewis and Son, Lampeter.
  • Free First Aid Kit in compliance with British Standard 8599 donated by Aberystwyth University

You can participate in the project by following this link:

https://yfc-safety.ibers.aber.ac.uk/survey/index.php/191341?lang=en