The ‘Be Aware Kids’ child safety on farms 2015 calendar has been launched by George Lucas, Chairman of the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI).
The useful family planner entitled ‘Avoid Harm on the Farm’ features the winning entries from the 2014 ‘Be Aware Kids’ child safety on farms poster competition. The launch took place at Broughshane Primary School, Ballymena where two of the winning entrants attend.
Speaking at the launch Mr Lucas said:
“Once again I am impressed by the creativity and talent demonstrated by the school children who submitted entries in this year’s farm safety poster competition. The task of choosing 12 winners from the thousands of entries was not easy.
“The eye-catching calendar is produced from the winning entries and it is hoped the planners will find a prominent place in the homes of farming families throughout Northern Ireland as a reminder of how to keep children safe on farms.
“The awareness initiative ‘Be Aware Kids’, of which the calendar is a part, was launched ten years ago and keeping children safe and eliminating child accidents on farms remains to the fore of HSENI’s safety drive.”
Since the start of the campaign, HSENI has developed a primary school teacher resource pack, a number of educational booklets for children and their parents, a farm safety board game and a farm safety website. HSENI also delivers many talks and presentations every year in rural primary schools on child safety on farms.
For more information about child safety on farms please visit HSENI’s Stay Farm Safe website www.hseni.gov.uk/farmsafe
The new child safety on farms calendar is available to view on the Farm Safe website.