FRS training delivering Safe Tractor Driving skills courses nationwide

Farm accidents and fatalities still remain a huge cause for concern and we believe that farming safely and responsibly begins with training our youths.

We have run the FRS Safe Tractor Driving course with many groups of young people, but it should be a course that is ran in every second level school in the country. With the annual fatalities on Irish farms extremely high– farming is the most dangerous occupation in Ireland and farm safety education should be part of every school curriculum.

FRS Training has provided a one day safe tractor driving course since 1996 and has trained thousands of teenagers around the country. It is the only one of its kind in the country and is aimed at teenagers (14 to16 yrs.)

25th April 2018 Ballymahon

Students from The Mercy Secondary School, Ballymahon completed a Safe Tractor Driving Skills Course. Pictured here with FRS Trainer Kieran McGovern. Gerety Farm Machinery, Ballymahon, Longford sponsored the tractor and trailer for the course.

The purpose of this course is to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to be able to carry out the daily checks for the tractor and to drive and operate tractors with relevant equipment and attachments to the required standard.

The course itself is 1 day long and is available to all schools, once we get a group of 15 students. FRS then arrange all the set up required in their local area in a very short time.

This course is kindly supported by FBD Trust and therefore the cost of the course is only €30 per student.  Anyone interested should contact our office at 0505/31586 or 1890 20 1000 and visit our website where full details of course content is available.

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