Cornish Mutual tackles farm safety
Within the expanding range of support for our Members, we have launched a new service to help farmers manage health and safety risks on farm.
A farm is a hazardous place to work and having health and safety policies is central to reducing risks and avoiding accidents, as well as demonstrating compliance. But having policies in place and actioning them is often left in the ‘too hard’ basket, according to our Loss Prevention Leader Dominic Jones.
“Farmers face so many demands running a modern farm; we are determined to make life easier and safer for them using our expertise and experience in this challenging sector.”
The new service offers farmers tailored, practical support on an on-going basis. It includes in-depth assessments carried out by a dedicated health and safety specialist, action plans, policies, procedures and documentation to fulfil legal requirements and enable comprehensive record keeping.
Cornish Mutual Member Rosie Collins was among the first to take up the new offer for her arable and beef farm in Cornwall: “We do health and safety for several assurance schemes, but with those you’re on your own; this new service gives you a helping hand with repeated visits so it’s not just a one off.
“As farmers tend to stay as they are, it’s good to have someone pointing out the changes you can make and help you improve over time.
“As well as the initial assessment and recommendations, Cornish Mutual has helped write all our policies and given us a framework to follow with a list of priorities, so we can see clearly what we are hoping to achieve. External input has also given us a fresh perspective.”
“We’re delighted with our Members’ response to the new service,” added Dominic Jones. “It shows we’re fulfilling an important area of need.”
To find out more about our new Health and Safety Service, click here.