Roscommon Farmers are encouraged to undertake the new Teagasc Farm Safety Code of Practice Training Programme which was launched earlier this week at the National Ploughing Championships.
The Teagasc Farm Safety course was launched by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. joined with Andew Doyle T.D. Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
Teagasc Health and safety Specialist John McNamara said that the Half-Day courses will be available in all counties to assist farmers to comply with the requirement to complete, or revise, a farm Risk Assessment under the Farm Safety Code of Practice.
He also said that the Half-day training must be completed within the previous 5 years prior to submitting a TAMS11 claim for payment. This condition also applies to persons who have been awarded the ‘Green Cert’ more than 5 years prior to the date of TAMS11 claim submission.
Farmers should contact their local Teagasc office to book a place on a Farm Safety course:
Castlerea, Tuesday October 11th. Contact 09496 20160.
Roscommon town, Monday October 10th. Contact 09066 26166.
All courses run from 10am – 1pm and the cost is €30 per participant. Places should be booked by Monday October 3rd.
Minister Mitchell, who’s Department has responsibility for occupational safety health and welfare at work, complimented the Health and Safety Authority, Teagasc and member organisations of the Farm Safety Partnership for working together to cut the toll of tragedy, injury and ill health on Irish farms.
Minister Doyle said that the inclusion of a training requirement in TAMS11 is intended to positively assist farmers to examine their farms and practice to see what health and safety are needed. He also pointed out that significant funding is available under TAMS 11 to support farmers to make their farms both safer and more efficient workplaces.