Barony hosts rural safety event

Published Tuesday, 27th August 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Rural safety event showcases how to reduce risks on farms
Rural safety event showcases how to reduce risks on farms

Scotland’s Rural College is hosting a new rural crime prevention and fire safety event at its Barony Campus next week to help reduce risks and dangers on farms.

The event, organised by NFU Scotland together with SRUC and other partners, will include a series of interactive workshops showcasing how to reduce risks on farms – including fire and criminal activity.

Police Scotland will focus on farm safety and security, and how to protect a property from those with criminal intent.

The police will also hold a joint workshop with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) focusing on the prevention of road traffic accidents and the safe transportation of animals.

In addition, SFRS will talk about fire safety and prevention, and the identification of hazards.

Scottish Power Energy Networks will explain how to identify and avoid contact with the electricity supply equipment on a farm and the surrounding area, and what to do in the event of a failure.

Teresa Dougall, NFUS Regional Manager in Dumfries and Galloway, said: “We are delighted to be working with partners in, what we hope, will become an annual event focused on rural crime and fire safety on farms. 

“Being able to hold this event at SRUC’s Barony campus and to have attendance from new students is a fantastic start.  We hope that many farmers will also join us on the day.”

The event, on Wednesday 4 September, is aimed at new agriculture and animal husbandry students, farmers and farm workers. 

It will run from 10am to 3pm at SRUC’s Barony campus near Dumfries.

For more information and to book your space, contact Teresa Dougall on teresa.dougall@nfus.org.uk or 07718 425053

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