New health and safety courses launched

Woodhill Training Services staff welcome Mr John Suza, their first client, to the Agrisafe Course
Woodhill Training Services staff welcome Mr John Suza, their first client, to the Agrisafe Course

Woodhill Training Services of Ballymena has launched a package of new courses tailored to suit the health and safety needs of farmers, under the brand name AGRISAFE.

The new services include: Safety awareness training; Risk assessments; Working safely with slurry; Handling livestock; Working at height; Plant – operation and inspection

The training courses can be tailored to meet the needs of all sizes of farms and delivered on the farm or at Woodhill Training Services premises in Ballymena.

All courses are keenly priced. Any combination of courses may be selected, with a 10% reduction in total cost for five or more trainees booked at the same

Managing Director of Woodhill Training Services, Bryan McWhirter, said at the launch of AGRISAFE: “Woodhill Training Services has been successfully delivering training courses in health and safety for over 15 years. Agrisafe courses are specifically designed for farmers. We provide experienced tuition from tutors with an agricultural background, a keen and affordable pricing structure, and courses which can be delivered on the farm.”

Under Health and Safety Legislation all farmers have a duty of care to their employees. With the farming sector consistently holding a poor safety record all farmers should be reviewing their health and safety in three ways;

o Is their understanding of safe methods of work all it could be

o Is their plant and machinery maintained to operate safely

o Do family and employees understand how do deal safely with all hazards on the farm

Chairman of the County Antrim Agriculture Show, Robert Dick, stated: “I commend Woodhill Training Services for bringing these new farmer tailored health and safety courses, to the market. As a former farmer himself, I know Bryan McWhirter understands the farmer’s needs and how to deliver cost effective training to any size of operation.”

To obtain further information on AGRISAFE see: Woodhill Training Services website at or contact Suzanne by email:

Telephone: 028 2588 0352. POST: 140 Ballymena Road, Cullybackey, BT43 5QS.