Further Farm Safety Workshops Announced

04 July 2017

A further series of dates has been announced by the Rural Development Council (RDC) for on-farm health and safety workshops delivered as part of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 - Farm Family Key Skills.

Farmers, farm family members and farm employees can attend free workshops running over the summer at various farm venues across Northern Ireland. The workshops offer practical awareness raising which covers the everyday hazards faced by the farming industry.

Workshops offer a mix of real life stories, up to date information and a practical understanding of on farm risks, how to identify them and how to manage them. Workshops also introduce farmers to the new construction requirements and raise awareness of the ‘Making it Safer’ tool, a key requirement for the Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS).

The workshops will run on the following dates, each one commencing at 7pm-
Tuesday 4th July 2017 - Rosslea
Tuesday 25th July 2017 - Omagh
Thursday 27th July 2017- Lisburn
Tuesday 8th August 2017 - Ballycastle
Thursday 10th August 2017 - Ballynahinch
Thursday 31st August 2017 - Coagh

Speaking about the workshops, Teresa Canavan, RDC, said, “We would encourage all farm family members and employees to sign up for their local workshop. Not only does the workshop raise some important points, but we have also found that the discussions afterwards are much appreciated by all who attend.”

To register for one of the scheduled workshops please visit www.cafre.ac.uk/industry-support/farm-family-key-skills/ or alternatively contact RDC on 028 8676 6980 for more information. If you have a Farm Group or Community Group and would like RDC to arrange a specific workshop please also get in touch.

Managed by the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), the programme is funded through the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 with support from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).