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Over 4,000 Farmers attend Farm Safety Events throughout Northern Ireland

1st December 2014

The ‘FarmSafe’ initiative, launched in February 2013 through the Farm Safety Partnership has been delivered to over 4,000 farm family members, exceeding its initial target of 3,000.  Topics covered at the awareness sessions include: Working at Height; Slurry Risks; Handling Livestock; and Working with Machinery.

FarmSafe Awareness is open to farmers and farm families aged 17 and over. Attendance is free of charge and training takes place across the north within FarmSafe farms and community venues.

For those farmers, farm family members or employees that are unable to attend a Farmsafe event they have the opportunity to go online and access a new farm safety tool which has been designed to raise awareness of the dangers that exist on farms.

To access FarmSafeNet simply go on-line and access www.farmsafenet.org, view the videos, read the resources available and complete the quiz. On completion of the quiz you will receive a certificate containing a unique reference number which you should retain for future reference.

Attending a Farmsafe event or completing FarmSafeNet will be used as evidence to support your commitment to farm safety when accessing future DARD services or schemes.

If you would like to register to attend a FarmSafe event or get further information on the Programme contact FarmSafe Awareness on 0845 026 7536 or Email: options@countrysiderural.co.uk