The school holidays have arrived, and many of the younger members on the family farm will be helping out with the day to day tasks. This will inevitably involve working with and around agricultural vehicles and the associated implements.
It is vitally important for everyone to be aware of the legislation regarding vehicle licensing for young teenagers.
The Agriculture (Safety of children and young person’s) Regulation (Northern Ireland) 2006 and Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) addresses the risks to young people from agricultural activities, and in particular those arising from agricultural machinery and from hazards found in and around the farmyard.
From the age of 13 years you must obtain a certificate of competence in tractor driving to operate agricultural vehicles on the farm.
During July and August CAFRE will be running these very popular courses for 13 – 15 year olds at our Greenmount and Loughry Campuses.
At CAFRE we provide a selection of tractors and equipment to give young people as wide a range of experience as possible. All our courses are taught by experienced instructors who will guide your son or daughter through the training and assessment process.
These courses are now available to book on the CAFRE website at: http://www.cafre.ac.uk/industry-support/industry-training/agriculture-industry-training-courses/safe-tractor-13-15/
If you have any additional queries, you can telephone our short course admin team on: 028 9442 6880.