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European Angus Group embarks on FarmSafe Awareness initiative

13th August 2013

Members and friends of the European Angus Cattle Society recently paid a visit to the farm of Banbridge beef and sheep farmer, Brian Cromie to participate in the FarmSafe Awareness Programme which is being run as part of the new Farm Safety Partnership.

Brian, who is also a Focus Farmer, took the members through an audio visual presentation which highlighted some of the many risks associated with working within the agricultural sector.

The presentation covered numerous subject matters including working with livestock, tractors and machinery, working at height and with slurry.
The evening also included a Health and Safety quiz and a farm walk, all of which was designed to make those in attendance more aware of the need for safe working practices and to help establish a safer working environment for all the farm family.

Commenting on the evening, Harry McGaffin, secretary of the European Angus Cattle Society said: “Brian’s presentation was excellent and the evening was most informative.
“By working together hopefully we can help to save lives.
“Health and Safety is a big issue and anything that can be done to encourage safer working practices amongst farmers and farm families has to be welcomed.”

The evening concluded with tea and sandwiches and the European Angus Cattle Society would like to thank the Cromie family for their hospitality.

Members and friends of the European Angus Cattle Society who attended a FarmSafe Awareness programme held at Brian Cromie’s farm in Banbridge.
The presentation was given by Brian (left) who is pictured with the Group.

Brian Cromie, right discussing safety matters relating to working with slurry with Robert Thompson (left) and Sam Hughes.

Checking Health and Safety quiz answers are Rhianna Cromie and Ellen Whiteside.

Heads down as the Quiz gets underway in earnest.

Brian Cromie had some good tips of his own for working at height. Here he demonstrates a ladder support system made from timber with carpet applied to provide grip.

Brian Cromie talking about staying Farm Safe.



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