14 Sep 2023
by Oli Hill, David Moss

AIC at 20: Improving safety for feed delivery drivers, farmers and the public


As AIC marks 20 years as the UK agri-supply industry’s leading trade association, we're looking back at some of its greatest achievements since it was founded in 2003.

Each week throughout 2023, we’ll explore a major achievement where AIC represented its Member businesses, promoted the benefits of modern commercial agriculture in the UK, and supported collaboration throughout the food chain.

This week we look back at why AIC Services updated its Code of Practice for Making Safe Deliveries of Animal Feed to Farms to provide sound advice to customers, feed manufacturers and feed merchants on safe deliveries to farms.

Safety first

Primarily focussed on deliveries of animal feed products, the AIC Code of Practice for Making Safe Deliveries of Animal Feed to Farms was first developed in 2012 to support a UK-wide feed industry initiative to improve the safety of delivery drivers who are working for, or on behalf of, animal feed companies.

Published in 2013 with endorsement from the Farm Safety Partnership - a collaboration of organisations including the National Farmers Union (NFU), NFU Mutual, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) - AIC's Code of Practice was designed to give valuable advice to customers, feed manufacturers, and feed merchants, on safe deliveries to the farm and is primarily targeted at deliveries of animal feed products.

The Farm Safety Partnership was formed on the basis of a collective responsibility to provide industry leadership by promoting safe systems of work within all sectors of agriculture.

Protecting delivery drivers, farmers and the public

In 2023, AIC Services updated this guidance to help the industry keep pace with the evolving best practice a decade on from its original launch.

Any delivery made to a farm customer’s premises should be planned to ensure that, following a risk assessment of the site, which includes consideration of the product being delivered, the vehicle to be used, and the manufacturer's product safety information, a safe system of work is implemented to manage the delivery.

By implementing AIC's Code of Practice, the health and safety of delivery drivers, farmers, farm workers and members of the public can be significantly protected.

View the full AIC Code of Practice below.

Watch the video below to find out more about AIC, or visit the "About AIC" webpage to learn more about its work in support of modern, sustainable, commercial agriculture.

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Oli Hill

Oli Hill

Communications Manager, AIC

As Communications Manager, Oli creates and oversees the content published on AIC's website, emails, Member briefings, print publications, and social media.

A qualified multimedia journalist, he previously spent six years working at Farmers Weekly magazine as a Senior Reporter on the arable team, and latterly as Community Editor. More recently he was Communications Manager at Red Tractor.

[email protected]
01733 385230

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David Moss

David Moss

Technical Manager, AIC Services

Project management and technical projects. Areas include animal feed, feed adviser register, stakeholder management and health & safety. Secretariat for a number of feed sector committees including the UKFFPA (United Kingdom Former Foodstuffs Processors Association).


[email protected]
01733 385276

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