November & December Farm Safety Workshop Dates Announced

02 November 2016

The Rural Development Council (RDC) has announced 7 new dates for farm health and safety workshops as part of its delivery of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 - Farm Family Key Skills.

November & December Farm Safety Workshop Dates Announced

Participants at Farm Health & Safety Workshop at Basil Walker's Farm, Omagh 

The health and safety workshops will take place during November and December this year. Workshops are targeted at farmers, farm family members and farm workers. Hosted on farm, the workshops offer practical awareness covering 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 new Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS).

The three hour workshops will run on the following dates:-
• 9th November 2016 Armagh 7 p.m.
• 15th November 2016 Omagh 2 p.m.
• 17th November 2016 Roslea 2 p.m.
• 23rd November 2016 Ballymoney 2 p.m.
• 29th November 2016 Dungiven 7 p.m.
• 1st December 2016 Greyabbey 7 p.m.
• 7th December 2016 Armagh 7 p.m.

Teresa Canavan, Chief Executive of RDC said, "We have had a great response from those coming to our health and safety workshops this week. Further dates will be released shortly for January to March 2017. We would encourage all farmers, their family members and farm workers to attend and to sign up early as the workshops get booked up quickly”.

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 or if you have a Farm Group and would like RDC to arrange a specific workshop please 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).