Macra is asking young people to take the lead on farm safety, with the launch of their ‘Safe Agri Skills‘ Initiative. For the first time ever those working in agriculture are encouraged to complete a suite of short training courses in relevant areas around farm safety.
Modules include tractor safety / machinery maintenance, livestock handling, manual handling and first aid & health for farming. Participants who successfully complete all four modules will receive the Safe Agri Skills Card to display to employers and stakeholders. There are also optional extras including chainsaw use and ATV quad bike safety awareness training. The four core courses can also be completed online by visiting www.ifj.ie/safeskills but If you have a group interested in completing some of the courses face to face, contact us and we will be happy to organise in your area.