Power NI champions farm safety by supporting 2021 calendar

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Pictured at the launch of the 'Avoid Harm on the Farm' Child Safety 2021 calendar is (L-R) Joanne Bryans, Principal, Carr PS, Daniel Glenn, Carr PS, and Robert Kidd, Chief Executive HSENI

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) has launched the ‘Avoid Harm on the Farm’ child safety 2021 calendar which will be distributed through primary schools to 42,000 rural homes across Northern Ireland.

Power NI is proud to be a member of the HSENI Farm Safety Partnership Affiliate Scheme and is delighted to be a sponsor of the 2021 HSENI Farm Safety calendar.

In previous years HSENI staff would have visited rural primary schools throughout Northern Ireland in the run-up to the summer holidays; delivering farm safety messages and encouraging pupils to enter HSENI’s ‘Avoid Harm on the Farm’ calendar competition.

Unfortunately, this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, personal visits were not possible, however, the poster competition continued on a virtual platform. Throughout the summer months primary school pupils were encouraged to submit their entries online.

Primary school children submitted a hand-painted or hand-drawn picture relating to a key farm safety topic. In their entries they highlighted some of the many hazards involved when working with animals, slurry, equipment and the risks of working at height.

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