AS part of the Farm Safety Partnership’s commitment to put a stop to the number of farm deaths and significantly reduce the number of serious accidents happening on farm, the Partnership has teamed up with the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme to deliver a number of FarmSafe Awareness Workshops to farmers and their families. This new initiative which aims to attract 3,000 participating farmers and their families across Northern Ireland has now started.
UFU Deputy President Barclay Bell said; “FarmSafe Awareness is an opportunity for farm families and workers to gain a better understanding of how to farm safely and to develop the awareness to reduce the risk of accidents. The workshop will give farmers and their families the opportunity to share experiences and to ask questions in small groups and we would strongly encourage all farmers and their families to make a special effort to attend. ”
The workshops will be delivered on Focus Farms which will offer practical demonstrations covering the everyday hazards faced by farmers and farming families. Topics covered at the workshops will include: Working at Height; Slurry Risks; Handling Livestock; and Working with Machinery. Also included is a farm tour designed to highlight key safety issues that affect local farming businesses.
FarmSafe Awareness is open to farmers and farm families. Attendance is free of charge and events will run throughout Northern Ireland within established Focus Farms. The workshops can also be delivered directly to farming groups with 10 or more attendees and will not last any longer than two and a half hours.
Attendance is by registration (so that suitable facilities can be arranged). For further information or to register please contact FarmSafe Awareness on Tel: 0845 026 7536 or 0845 026 7534 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org