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Imagine a training course where you are taken out of the classroom and right into an accident scene. The pressure is on; you have a matter of minutes to work out what has happened at each “scene”, decide what immediate action should be taken, contemplate first aid implications and explore what measures should be taken to prevent the accident happening in the future.

Over the past three years the Farm Safety Foundation has listened to feedback and worked with colleges and students to develop this unique half day Introduction to Farm Safety training course. The course is now being delivered at agricultural colleges right throughout the UK and is continuing to develop… Since May 2015, over 3,000 farming students have received this innovative and engaging training.


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The workshop consists of four CSI themed scenarios from a choice of eight of the most common causes of farm accidents including; ATV/Quad Bikes, Machinery and Transport, Working with Livestock, Working with Slurry, Overhead Power Lines and Working at Height.

‘I’d rather lose my job than my life!’

Jack Sutherland, age 17, South Staffs College

In response to feedback from colleges and participants alike, the Foundation invested in having their training accredited by nationally recognised awarding organisation LANTRA and, since September 2016, 1,700 agriculture students have undertaken, and passed, the now LANTRA accredited version of the course.

From delivering one pilot training course for 30 agriculture students at Moreton Morrell College in 2014 to an accredited course for over 30 colleges nationwide in 2017, the education programme has gone from strength to strength and has been recognised nationally in the Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards and also by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in the CIPR PRide Midlands Awards for the work they have done training and supporting the next generation.

CIPR Midlands Pride awards 2017 – The VOX conference centre – NEC – Birmingham- Friday 10th November 2017

If you are interested in learning more about this unique training please contact Farm_Safety_Foundation@nfumutual.co.uk


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