Teagasc recently launched its QQI Level 5 Farm Safety and Assurance module, for which the first round will be delivered to women working in the agri-sector.
The objective of this training is to provide a comprehensive overview of possible hazards, risks and accidents common to farms and agri-businesses. Also included are practical and efficient methods to control, avoid and reduce farm accidents and hazards. Safe tractor operations, food assurance and traceability along with animal health and welfare completes the training programme. Particular emphasis will be placed on the safe execution of common farm safety and farm assurance operations including tractor, tractor/loader, tractor/trailer combinations and attaching a mounted PTO-driven machine.
Mountbellew Agricultural College is the first college to offer this component award with capacity for 15 students per group and a start date of July 2022. It is planned to roll out the course nationwide in due course.
Maria Walsh, MEP said: “I’m delighted to support Teagasc and Mountbellew Agricultural College to launch the new Farm Safety and Farm Assurance module supporting our female farmers. This is an incredibly important time for our farming sector and it is fundamentally important to upskill and reskill. The power of knowledge in operating and handling machinery, as well as growing awareness around safety is vital. This course has come at a crucial time and adds to the call for more recognition, funding and support for our female farmers. I welcome this module as it’s a further step in supporting equality in our farm sector.”
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