Calling All Rural Community Groups

31 March 2017

Would you like to host a FREE Farm Safety workshop at your premises?

The Rural Development Council is seeking community venues from across Northern Ireland to host farm safety workshops.

Each workshop is targeted at farmers, farm family members and farm workers and would cover topics such as Slurry, Animals, Falls and Equipment. There is a small pot of funding available for the community organisation to cover venue hire and light refreshments.

Speaking about the workshops, Teresa Canavan, RDC, said, ‘numerous workshops have already taken place and have been very well received to date. We are now asking for community groups to come forward to express an interest in hosting a workshop and to target their local community to attend.’

These workshops offer practical awareness covering the everyday hazards faced by the farming industry. They provide 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 new Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS).

If you would like some further information, contact Joyce or Samantha at RDC on 028 8676 6980.

Workshops form part of the delivery of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 - Farm Family Key Skills. 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).