The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland is committed to eliminating accidents on farms that in the past have resulted in children being killed.
Through our “Be aware kids - Child safety on farms” campaign we have seen a significant reduction in such accidents. However, we must never be complacent and we need your help and support to make sure that this positive trend continues.
To support this campaign, your school is invited to enter our poster competition. To take part we would like each child to design an A3 poster. The poster must be submitted in portrait format. The design of this poster will be based on the dangers associated with one of the six following categories
- Farm machinery
- Farm animals
- Falling objects
- Safety of older farmers
Closing date for entries is Friday 29 June 2018. The prizes will be awarded to the following categories and will be in the form of a gift card:
1st place 2nd place 3rd place
Foundation £50 £30 £20
Key Stage 1 £50 £30 £20
Key Stage 2 £50 £30 £20
Special Schools £50 £30 £20
Also the schools associated with the overall winner in each category will receive a cheque for £150. Winners will be notified when school reconvenes in September 2018.
In previous years HSENI has produced a calendar made up of the winning entries to the competition and the calendar has been distributed to over 42,000 rural homes, which have children of primary school age. HSENI hopes to produce a calendar for 2019 from the winning entries to this year’s competition.
If you would like to enter, either phone Martina Kennedy on 028 9054 7075 or email email@example.com to register and we will send you a competition pack. Alternatively you can download the information online at www.hseni.gov.uk.
For more information on child safety on farms section
- Farm Safety Week - What good looks like 20 July 2018
- 10% of Air Ambulance call outs related to farm incidents 20 July 2018
- Farm Safety Week – Mental Wellbeing on the farmyard 19 July 2018
- Farm Safety Week – The Farm Safety Partnership View 18 July 2018