NFU Membership

Membership eligibility: Farmer & Grower Partner

Farm Safety: Risk Management

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, from employment law, health and safety, and planning, to more complex legal matters; the team are there to support and help you run your business more effectively. 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.

Farm safety e-learning course - coming soon! 

From 1 November, the NFU will be offering members access to a new e-learning course on safety.

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. Watch this space!

NFU Mutual Risk Management Services

NFU Mutual Risk Management Services 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.

You get:

  • Practical assistance and guidance on risk management
  • An audit of your current Health & Safety arrangements
  • An easy-to-understand report suggesting any improvements
  • Guidance notes on the key risk areas – a selection will be provided to help you manage specific Health & Safety requirements
  • Access to a free telephone helpline

NFU Member Benefit: NFU Mutual Union Advantage

NFU Mutual's Union Advantage offers a wide range of enhanced cover and discounts to support the future of your farm. It's available to members who commit to insuring their farm with NFU Mutual for the next three years or more.

What's included?

  • 20% off NFU Mutual Risk Management Services, consultancy, and training days
  • 20% off young driver safety training
  • Waived standard excess on specified covers (providing you have had no claims in the previous 12-month period of insurance with us)
  • Accidental death cover starting at £10,000 for the first year.

If you have a health & 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.

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