About the Safety Folder

Welcome to the SafetyFolder website, this is a free service for fishing vessels to manage their health and safety needs.

The Safety Folder is a free service offered for free to the UK fishing industry to improve safety management and make it easier to meet legal requirements.

Please take the time to read this sites terms & conditions.

National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations

The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) exists to provide a voice for fishermen, irrespective of where on the coast they are based or the size of the vessel they operate. Given the scope of government to influence the conditions under which fishing vessels operate, it is vital that fishing vessels operators are able to ensure that their voice is heard and that they unite to ensure that their voice is heard clearly. The NFFO takes pride in the diversity of its membership, reflecting the diversity of the UK fleet. The organisation is run along democratic lines through an Executive Committee on which all the main regional and sectoral groupings have an equal voice. The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations is a company limited by guarantee.

Scottish Fishermen's Federation

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) was formed in 1973 to preserve and promote the collective interests of Scotland’s fishermen’s associations. The Federation plays an active role in advancing the interests of Scottish fishermen at national and international levels by lobbying government officials in Edinburgh, London and Brussels. The Federation also plays a key role in helping to inform: fisheries science; the management of the marine environment; inshore fisheries management; marine spatial planning; marine safety regulations and industry recruitment and training programmes.

Welsh Fisherman's Association

The Welsh Fisherman’s Association is recognised as the national representative body of the Welsh fishing industry. We are managed by a board of members from the regional Welsh fishermen’s associations:

  • South and West Wales Fishing Communities Ltd
  • Cardigan Bay Fisherman’s Association Ltd
  • Llŷn Pot Fishermen’s Association
  • Llyn Fisherman’s Association
  • North Wales Fishermen’s Co-operative