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Farm Safety & Assurance - QQI Level 5


The objective of this training is to provide a comprehensive overview of possible hazards, risks and accidents common to farms and agri-businesses. 


This Teagasc QQI module combines both theory and practical instruction, underpinned by the Teagasc training philosophy of ‘learning by doing’. Particular emphasis is placed on practical instruction and safe execution of such tasks as attaching and manoeuvring a tractor and trailer, attaching PTO driven machinery and safely operating a loader.

Learners will also practice the steps in identifying and managing safety risks and complete a risk assessment document for their farm holdings.

Main topics

The following will be covered during the course

  • Main causes of accidents and health related issues on farms
  • Duties of farmers and farm workers under current safety, compliance and regulatory requirements and environmental legislation
  • Planning for safe methods of work on farms
  • Safe use of agricultural vehicles
  • Safety risk assessment and its implementation
  • Ethical animal welfare principles
  • Farming in the food chain, food assurance and traceability
  • Storage and use of medicines, remedies and plant protection products at farm level


Mountbellew Agricultural College is the first college to offer this component award with capacity for 15 students per group and a start date of July 2022. It is planned to roll out the course nationwide in due course.  

Expressions of Interest

The first course is targeted at women working in the agri-food sector.

If you are interested in participating please contact Mountbellew Agricultural College.
Phone: 0909679205