about Us

Learn more about Safer Farms and who we are.

Agricultural Leaders Health & Safety Action Group

Safer Farms is the non-profit ‘Agricultural Leaders Health and Safety Action Group’ established in 2015 by leaders in the Agricultural Sector in New Zealand.

Our vision is to change the stigma attached to health and safety from being about box-ticking to practical approaches that will keep us alive while farming. We wish to share resources and practical tools from within Ag to help you ensure you are supported to farming effectively and efficiently while making it home safely at the end of each day.

Old Problem, New Solution:
We’re a group of people from within the agricultural industry who want to make farming safer and healthier. Everyone in the farming industry is grappling with the same problems so we need to work together and share our strategies.
We’ve made a commitment to tackle the agricultural sectors’ poor health and safety performance through collaboration with the people and organisations within.
Our Approach:

Acknowledging the problem through highlighting agriculture’s poor health and safety performance and communicating this effectively in order to target our actions and interventions.

Having open conversations about health and safety in the agricultural sector and learning from one another’s experiences – the good and the bad.

Supporting changes in the health and safety culture and practices to reduce risk and harm.


ALHSAG Membership

The Agricultural Leaders’ Health and Safety Action Group is a membership organisation that brings together farmers, CEOs and senior leaders from agribusiness, agricultural industry groups and government. Businesses across the supply chain are involved, recognising that the whole sector benefits from improved health and safety.

The group is led by a board of six member directors, who hold leadership roles in agriculture and in safety. An Advisory Council made up of around 20 members meets twice a year to provide guidance to the board and bring views from the wider sector.six

Our Board

Lindy Nelson


Justine Kidd

Principal, Kitahi

Colin Glass

CEO Dairy Holdings Ltd

Karen Williams


Federated Farmers Vice President and arable farmer

Francois Barton

Exec Director, Business Leaders Health and Safety Forum

Jack Raharuhi

Pamu Dairy Operations Manager, Buller

Advisory Group

The advisory group has a rolling membership and meets twice a year to provide guidance to the board and ensure the voice of the sector is heard.