Farm safety workshop in Dungiven

Rural Development Council is hosting the workshop in Dungiven
Rural Development Council is hosting the workshop in Dungiven

A free farm safety workshop offering practical awareness covering the everyday hazards faced by the farming industry will be held in Dungiven later this month.

The Rural Development Council (RDC) is urging farmers, farm family members and farm workers to attend the workshop which is taking place in Dungiven on 14th February.

A spokesperson said: “Workshops are taking place all across Northern Ireland as part of the delivery of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 - Farm Family Key Skills.

“The Dungiven workshop is targeting farmers, farm family members and farm workers. Hosted on farm, the free workshop offers practical awareness covering the everyday hazards faced by the farming industry.

“The workshop offers 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 workshop will take place on 14th February 2017 starting at 7pm in the Dungiven area.

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).