Useful Contacts


For emergencies with your bulk gas tanks, including gas leaks and damaged tanks.
Requirements: DP Number – found on your invoice
03456 054500


For emergencies regarding Flogas bulk tanks and cylinders.
Requirements: Site Postcode
03457 200100

Rose Gas

For emergencies concerning cylinders and bulk tanks of LPG supplied by either Rose Gas or Novagas.
07799 626092

UK Power Networks

For emergencies including powercuts, damaged to pylons, powerlines or cables.
0800 3163105


To report a leak, please contact your local distributor.

  • South East Water: 0333 000 0365
  • Southern Water: 0330 030 0368
  • Thames Water: 0800 316 9800
  • Sutton & East Surrey Water: 01737 772 000
  • Essex & Suffolk Water: 0345 717 1100

HSE Agriculture

With high numbers and rates of fatal injury, agriculture, forestry and fishing is the riskiest industry sector.
This website provides essential information and guidance on health and safety in agriculture.

Yellow Wellies/Farm Safety Foundation

Our focus is on preparing the next generation of farmers to be responsible, confident and safe farmers of the future and our ambition is clear – to find a way to stop farmers having life changing accidents and dying at work.

We’re funding training at colleges throughout the UK to highlight the risks involved in farming and offer practical solutions to addressing these risks. We are also researching the attitudes to farm safety to discover how to challenge and change this risk taking behaviour. And we’re sharing the work and advice of our farm safety partners.

We’ve already made progress in understanding the issue. Now, we’re reaching further and doing more than ever before.
The Foundation has four strands of activity based around creating relationships via face-to-face activity.

NFU Mutual Health & Safety Consultancy

Health & safety is everyone’s responsibility. NFU Mutual’s Risk Management Services can provide you with the relevant advice, consultancy and training required to help keep you and your people safe.
The first step is a conversation with one of our health and safety consultants. An RMS consultant will run through a pre-visit questionnaire with you to discuss your requirements before carrying out a site visit or offering remote support.

Health & Safety In Farming

Health and Safety in Farming’s aim is to help you reduce accidents and injuries on your farm by providing information, articles, news and help that will assist in assessing the risks and taking steps to reduce the chances of accidents happening.

There are numerous sources of health and safety advice on the internet but often as individual articles and documents lost amongst all the other good farming related information out there.

By pulling that information together into one place Health and Safety in Farming aims to provide a destination to go to when looking to improve the safety on your farm.

If there are topics that you would like to see covered then get in touch.

Merit Ag Check App

MeritAgCheck is a machinery and vehicle health and safety app that records daily machinery checks, documents compliance and helps you manage defects – all at the touch of a button.

There are two versions of MeritAgCheck: Essential and Premium.

Essential allows for daily checks of commonly used machinery and the ability to monitor defects.

Premium has the option to customise over 1000 checklists, add any servicing, maintenance or inspections and the ability to link QR codes, at an affordable price of £4.90 a month for 3 users (incl. VAT) and £0.49 per month per additional user.

Smart Farmer App

Smart Farmer was created by Aberdeenshire mixed farmer Marc Skivington who saw potential in having a system that can insure better health and safety in the farming industry, through the use of handy QR Codes, operators can scan these on machines and instantly see when the machines were last serviced and if their are any issues with the machines.

The Smart Farmer system is powered by Microsoft Azure, ensuring that you are always able to manage your farm when the need arises.
Available on both iOS and Android devices, as well as PC and Mac, Smart Farmer easily slots into your workflow.
The Smart Farmer System allows operators to keep track of the daily operations of their farm such as Pre Start Checks, Services, Risk Assessments, Training Programs and even more features are being introduced in the coming months!

Farming Community Network

The Farming Community Network (FCN) is a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community through difficult times.

We have a network of over 400 volunteers across England and Wales, many of whom are involved in farming, or have close links with agriculture, and therefore have a great understanding of the issues that farmers, farm workers and farming families regularly face. Our volunteers provide free, confidential, pastoral and practical support to anyone who seeks help, regardless of whether the issue is personal or business-related.

In addition to local groups of volunteers, FCN runs a confidential national helpline (03000 111 999) and e-helpline ( which is open every day of the year from 7am-11pm.

Our volunteers will “walk with” anyone who seeks support and help them find a positive way through their problems.

We have helped thousands of people deal with a variety of issues, including financial difficulties, animal disease, mental health and family disputes.


RABI – the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution – is farming’s oldest and largest charity. We’ve been serving the farming community since 1860.

We offer financial support, practical care and guidance to farming people of all ages, including farmers, farmworkers and dependants.

Farming Christian Link

Farming Christian Link (formerly the Farmers Christian Postal Service) was founded in 1934 by the Rev. J. C. Williams a Free Church Minister, who lived in Tenterden, Kent.

In the summer of 1934 whilst out walking, he was caught in a storm and sought shelter in a farmhouse. Mr Williams entered into conversation with the farmer and discovered that he knew very little about the Christian Faith. When he arrived home he wrote a letter to this farmer further explaining what it meant to become a Christian. The farmer responded with a friendly letter and asked Mr Williams to write similar letters to some of his neighbours. In this simple way the Farmers Christian Postal Service was launched. The list of farmers grew steadily until hand written letters were no longer practical and had to be duplicated.

Means of communication have changed dramatically since 1934. This Website, Email and Facebook are now used alongside the conventional postal service. To reflect this, the name has been changed to Farming Christian Link. Along with a witness at Agricultural and other shows the purpose is still the same, to reach people in farming and rural communities with the core message from the Bible, the Good News of the Gospel.

Farming Christian Link is run and supported by Christian volunteers from the mainstream churches throughout the UK, who are involved in farming or have links with farming and rural activities, led by an Honorary Chairman, Secretary and four other Trustees – Jonathan & Pearl Jeffs and Philip & Ann Pennington.

Rural Payment Agency

Information for rural business about different schemes that are offered for rural payments and grants.


Every day, Samaritans volunteers respond to around 10,000 calls for help.

We’re here, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.

Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, we’re taking action to prevent the crisis.

We give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. And we encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives.

We offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.

In prisons, schools, hospitals and on the rail network, Samaritans are working with people who are going through a difficult time and training others to do the same.

Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide.

That’s why we work tirelessly to reach more people and make suicide prevention a priority.

Addington Fund

Our story began in the worst of times. Initially set up to help farmers suffering with the consequences of classical swine fever and then the 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak, we haven’t looked back since and are continuing to build on two decades of success.

We operate at real scale too. When natural disasters occur, we provide emergency support, whether it is required nationally or regionally. Likewise, when your housing needs become a major obstacle, turn to us.

We purchase properties specifically for farmers perhaps like you, to move into on subsidised rents. This means that when you retire or have to leave farm tenancies, we can help you find somewhere to live in a location you wish to be and at an affordable cost. We don’t want you to be forced into moving to a flat, apartment or small house in a nearby town or city, when the countryside is what you know and love.

Gamekeepers Welfare Trust

The Gamekeepers Welfare Trust today offers four main areas of help for gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies and their dependants and these are as follows:-

1. Support in terms of a listening and visiting service which incorporates any area of anxiety and concern and includes retirement, ill health, redundancy, legal problems, employment etc

2. Financial Grants for two main areas of support –

a. for those in ill health or in financial difficulty within the household

b. Young people wishing to make gamekeeping their career

3. Housing. The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust provides assistance for housing difficulties through providing information and signposting to professional expertise as appropriate. For those who have rented accommodation in retirement or redundancy situations, provision is available for those eligible to provide – grants for top up rents, deposits and other essentials

4. Provide an employment register aiming to assist those who wish to source a position as a gamekeeper, stalker or ghillie and any associated assistance i.e. c.v.s, job descriptions, contracts, and placements for apprentices.

Change In Legislation Regarding Rebated Fuel

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Lycetts (Formerly Farmers & Mercantile)

Although it is not possible for you to book insurance to your Southern Farmers account, we have agreed preferential terms for members wishing to purchase insurance through Lycetts.

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