Membership eligibility: Farmer & Grower Family Partner Retired

Farm Safety: Risk Management

NFU services designed to help members put in place a good Health & Safety management system that can help to prevent accidents, injuries or even fatalities.

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.

As an NFU member, there are several benefits you can take advantage of to help guide you 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, we recommend you contact 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 you with legal matters you may face when running a farming business.
  • Dedicated health, safety and wellbeing advice pages: 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 

This e-learning course is provided by Lantra and developed with the HSE. It aims to help farmers better identify and manage everyday 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 takes approximately two hours to complete in one sitting but you can break it down into sections and complete over a convenient period of time.

The course will help you understand your legal responsibilities for health and safety and that of your employees, contractors, visitors, and anyone affected by your work. On completion of the course a certificate is awarded.

NFU members get a 10% discount off the price of the e-learning course.

Access the Farm Safety eLearning course.

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.

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

At NFU Mutual we offer a Union Advantage that offers a wide range of enhanced cover and discounts to support the future of your farm. It's available to NFU members who commit to insuring their farm with us 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.


The National Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Society Limited (No.111982). Registered in England. Registered office: Tiddington Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 7BJ. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. A member of the Association of British Insurers. NFU Mutual Risk Management Services Limited are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority.



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.

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