Agriculture is one of the major industries in Northern Ireland employing upwards of fifty thousand people, including farmers and their families. We are delighted to once again offer this free course, in conjunction with CAFRE, to local farmers, their families and employees.
Farming is a potentially hazardous industry. People employed in this sector are working with livestock, dangerous machinery, chemicals, poisons, heavy vehicles and in some cases firearms. Therefore they face many serious risks on a daily basis such as, overturning tractors, quads etc. limbs crushed or amputated by machinery, being trampled by livestock, catastrophic bleed from a chainsaw accident, falls from height, impaled on a tractor prong or exposure to poisonous gases coming from slurry pits.
Many farms are in remote locations, so in the event of a medical emergency the emergency services can take longer to arrive at the scene, sometimes considerably longer. Also many farms are family run businesses and if an accident does happen, it is likely to involve family members including small children.
So why is this course important? The first few seconds and minutes can make all the difference when it comes to saving a life. With the basic knowledge of first aid skills that the Farm Family program provides you could be the difference between life and death. Knowledge is key and the program provides you with the tools to be effective in an emergency on the farm.
New dates are coming for evening sessions online, taking place on 20th & 27th September from 6.30pm . . . book the evening that suits your schedule!