NORTHERN IRELAND'S agri-college CAFRE has relaunched its Farm Family First Aid Awareness training for 2019/20.

To date over 1700 farm family members have attended this popular course, offered by CAFRE as part of the Farm Family Key Skills (FFKS) Scheme, funded under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.

Statistics from the Farm Safety Partnership show that as many as 100 accidents each month require medical attention on NI farms. The awareness training provides farm family members and employees with skills to deal with emergency situations confidently, promptly and safely. Participants attending a workshop will also receive a complimentary First Aid kit, with training on its contents and their use to treat minor injuries.

All starting at 7pm in the evening, CAFRE's Farm Family First Aid Awareness courses for this winter are:

  • Nov 25 – The Diamond Centre, Claudy;
  • Nov 26 – Fermanagh House, Enniskillen;
  • Nov 27 – Ballymoney Community Resource Centre, Ballymoney;
  • Dec 2 – The Market House, Ballynahinch;
  • Dec 10 – Markethill Livestock and Farm Sales, Markethill;
  • Dec 12 – Omagh Enterprise Centre, Omagh.

Places must be booked, as there is a maximum number of 20 people per course. Contact Global Horizon Skills on 028 8225 6772 or

For information on the wider range of Farm Family Key Skills courses and availability, please visit the link: