Safe Tractor Skills for Teenagers
With the ever increasing numbers of Farm Accidents in our rural community, Sign Out Youth Co in association with the Farm Relief Services and Garda Traffic Corp are offering a one day Safe Tractor Skills for Teenagers on Wednesday 11th April (during the Easter break) The aim of this workshop is to create a safety awareness amongst teenagers working with tractors. The training programme is designed for the use of tractor/machinery within the farm. This programme piloted in Sign Out in 2010 was nominated for the Leading Lights Awards and has successfully run in other clubs throughout Co Galway.
The day will run from 9.30am to 4pm commencing in Sign Out Youth Cafe with a presentation and discussion on farm safety, safety checks and safe driving. Followed by a practical driving session in a specially prepared course, taking in reversing, hitching tractors to other implements, PTO safety, operating trailed machinery, setting up a good driving position and safe driving. This workshop is open to members (€20) and non members (€25) of Sign Out Youth Cafe, both male and female, between the ages of 14 and 17 years. A Certificate will be presented at the end of the day. Places are limited to 15 on a first come basis, to register an interest contact Susan 087 6779267 or Tim Walsh, Farm & Dairy Services.