Fermanagh South Tyrone Sinn Féin Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Greene calls on farmers to attend health and safety workshops

Published: 4 November, 2016

Sheamus Greene, Sinn Féin Councillor for Erne East, is calling on farmers to attend upcoming farm health and safety workshops.

Mr Greene said:

"The Rural Development Council has announced several farm health and safety workshops as part of the delivery of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 - Farm Family Key Skills.

"Locally, there are workshops taking place in Omagh on 15th November and Roslea on 17th November which start at 2pm.

"The workshops will take place on the farm and are aimed at farmers, family members, and farm workers to raise awareness of everyday hazards present on the farm.

"Farmers will also be introduced to new construction requirements and to provide information on the 'Making it Safer' tool, a key requirement for the new Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS).

"We should be doing everything possible to reduce the number of accidents that can take place on the farm. I would encourage local farmers, their families, and farm workers to register for one of these sessions and go along. " - Ends/Críoch

Notes for Editor:

1. To register for one of the scheduled workshops 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, get in touch with them directly.

2. 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).