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Yorkshire Agricultural Society launches first-aid course for farmers

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society is providing life-saving first assist coaching to farmers throughout the county at a closely subsidised fee, after securing grant funding from the Partnership Funding Fund.

The 2 half-day classes shall be held at Skipton Public sale Mart on 25 Could, and can price simply £20, as an alternative of the same old £100.

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The course is delivered by Farm and Forestry First Help (F3A), and can cowl doubtlessly life-threatening situations which might be usually seen on farms, akin to incidents involving heavy equipment and quad bike accidents, and points arising from livestock dealing with.

Fiona Macdonald, the Yorkshire rural help community co-ordinator on the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, mentioned: “It’s a sobering statistic that UK farming accounts for 18% of all office deaths. A complete of twenty-two farm staff misplaced their lives on British farms over the previous 12 months.

“All the primary assist abilities delivered on the course assist contribute to a greater outfitted farming workforce and will doubtlessly save lives.

“It’s an awesome alternative for farmers to realize actually hands-on related coaching, making certain their households and their workforce have entry to vital first assist abilities ought to they be wanted.”

Different parts of the course embody administering CPR, the restoration place, use of defibrillators, and assessing and treating crush accidents, amputations and impalements.

For extra info, or to e-book a spot on the course, electronic mail FionaM@yas.co.uk



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