Causeway Chronicle

Can you give the gift of Farm Safety this Christmas?

Global Horizon Skills are seeking rural venues across Northern Ireland to bring our Farm First Aid Awareness Training to your doorstep!

Global Horizon Skills are thrilled to be bring the last few available FREE Farm Family First Aid evenings to a venue near you!

Last chance to host a FREE First Aid evening event for farmers in your community, as CAFRE funding will end in March 2024.

The first few seconds and minutes can make all the difference when it comes to saving a life. With the basic knowledge of first aid skills that the Farm Family program provides you could be the difference between life and death.  Knowledge is key and the program provides you with the tools to be effective in an emergency on the farm and could save a life.

If you or your organisation can bring together 12-20 individuals who will benefit from this life-saving training, we will be delighted to have our experienced and expert trainers take you through this informative session. All you need to do is:

  1. Provide a suitable venue (with public liability insurance cover) We have previous used community halls, church halls, GAA clubs, Orange Lodges and school assembly halls . . . All communities, all together!
  • Can you bring together a groups of 12-20 suitable individuals (16+)?
    Our life-saving Training is generally on a Thursday night,  from 7.00pm – 9.30pm, but an alternative day can be discussed. Participants will need to provide their Farm ID and all will receive a FREE first aid kit on attending.

Feedback from some of the 3,500 candidates we have provided with this training in the past few years has been amazing and we are very proud of the response we have had from those who have taken part:

Very good course to have attended.  Has made me more aware of the dangers on the farm”

“Have done a First Aid course before but this was very good and was an excellent refresher”

“Other employees of the farm attended this training as well and it has certainly made us all more aware of Health & Safety and the need to be careful on the far”

“Wish more of my family would attend this course”

Feels that all Farmers should do this course”

“A very informative course and the trainers were excellent.  Would love for my grandson and nephews to go on this course”

Many farms are in remote locations, so in the event of a medical emergency, the emergency services can take longer to arrive at the scene, sometimes considerably longer.  Also many farms are family run businesses and if an accident does happen, it is likely to involve family members including small children. Your course attendees can be coming for a refresher if they have already had training in the last year.

If your organisation can help by hosting one of our sessions, Global will provide a tailored promotional flyers, Facebook posts, candidate registration forms.  In these difficult times we can work together to help our communities stay safe and support our NHS workers by staying safe.

To find out more or to book your local training session, please contact

Noelle Mills or call our offices on 028 8225 6772.


Maurice Bradley