Free farm safety workshops across Northern Ireland in February

A series of free farm safety workshops, offering practical awareness covering the everyday hazards faced by the farming industry, are taking place across Northern Ireland this month.

The Rural Development Council (RDC) is urging farmers, farm family members and farm workers to attend Farm Safety workshops as they continue to take place at various farm settings across Northern Ireland.

Offering 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, the workshops are scheduled to take place throughout February, as part of the delivery of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 – Farm Family Key Skills.

The 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:-

  • Wednesday 8th February 2017, Hilltown, 7pm
  • Tuesday 14th February 2017, Dungiven, 7pm
  • Wednesday 15th February 2017, Armagh, 7pm
  • Tuesday 21st February 2017, Pomeroy, 7p
  • Thursday 23rd February 2017, Roslea, 7pm
  • Tuesday 28th February 2017, Greyabbey, 7pm

Anyone interested in attending or wanting to find out more information, and to register should contact the RDC on 028 8676 6980.

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).

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