Hilltown to host Autumn Farm Safety Workshop

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
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The Rural Development Council (RDC) has announced several 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.

Local farmers, farm family members and farm workers are being encouraged to attend a Farm Safety workshop taking place in Hilltown on 28th September at 7pm.



Hosted on farm, the free to attend 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).



Other dates have also been arranged across Northern Ireland including 5th October in Omagh, 17th October in Ballynahinch and 26th October in Eglinton. Each workshop starts at 7.00 pm and lasts up to 3 hours.

Teresa Canavan, Chief Executive of RDC said, “These workshops offer a practical approach to farm safety and allows time for discussion amongst those attending. Feedback on previous sessions has been excellent. We would encourage local farmers, their families and employees to avail of one of the workshops we have planned.”



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 belong to a Farm Group, community group, church group etc and would like RDC to arrange a specific workshop please get in touch.

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