MARKETHILL Scout Group recently had a most informative talk from John Spiers from the Health & Safety Executive of Northern Ireland concentrating on safety on the farm.
This has unfortunately been a very topical issue in recent months and the majority of the children and young people in Markethill Scout Group are directly connected to farms.
John used a DVD, literature and his many years of experience on farm sites to highlight the many dangers. Specific danger areas covered were animals, machinery and slurry tanks and the talk prompted many interesting questions from the children, young people and leaders alike.
The HSENI have a “Stay Farm Safe” website with excellent interactive games and activities for children. Visit the site at www.hseni.gov.uk.