Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart is to host a H&H Farmer’s First Aid Course, aiming to show farmers how to address typical life-threatening incidents and accidents.

The course is designed to tackle the danger in the agricultural industry which, according to the HSE, has an average of 26 fatal injuries each year.

Lasting three-hours, it will highlight risk management best practices and cover first aid responses to every aspect of farming for farmers and employees alike.

It aims to bolster the knowledge of health and safety and first aid for anyone working within agriculture, potentially saving lives through effective immediate action in the event of a serious accident.

Office manager at Kirkby Stephen Mart, Brenda Armer, stressed the importance of the training, stating: "It is absolutely vital that farmers, and those working on the farm, have a good level of knowledge in terms of health and safety and first aid, as this helps to save lives."

The course's content will address typical farming situations and span across a range of machinery, vehicles, and livestock.

To boost participation, Brenda Armer mentioned: "We have specifically tailored this course to encourage as many farmers as possible to attend."

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Along with practical life-saving expertise, the course also aims to underscore preventative measures that could reduce the risk of accidents on the farm, ultimately protecting individuals.

Taking place on March 21 between 10.30am and 1.30pm, registration is now open for this essential course at the Kirkby Stephen Mart, with the cost standing at £100 + VAT per person.

Past participants of the H&H Farmer’s First Aid Course have given unanimous positive feedback, praising it as "a really well-presented course, fun and interactive but with a very serious underlying message."

It is, as one past participant described: "invaluable training for working safely on a farm."

For further details, email Harrison & Hetherington at or telephone 01768 371385 / 01228 406348.