2017-07-26 

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New Honda Initiative Helps to Improve ATV Safety for Young Farmers

In a bid to help young farmers work more safely on All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) Honda is offering a free training course to the 25,000 members of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) across England and Wales.

The new training session was announced on Tuesday 25 July during Farm Safety Week at the Royal Welsh Show. The courses will offer potentially life-saving advice to young farmers – a necessity when the latest HSE statistics, released this week, show agriculture has the poorest fatal injury rate of any other industry in Great Britain.

Honda representative Neil Keeble, Wales YFC Vice Chairman Laura Elliott, Wales YFC Rural Affairs Vice Chairman Dafydd Jones and NFYFC’s Chairman Ed Ford.

Honda representative Neil Keeble, Wales YFC Vice Chairman Laura Elliott, Wales YFC Rural Affairs Vice Chairman Dafydd Jones and NFYFC’s Chairman Ed Ford.

The free, informative Honda ATV maintenance training session will be offered to all of NFYFC’s 624 Young Farmers’ Clubs from October to January and will cover topics such as:

  • How an ATV gearbox or engine works

  • What the tyre pressure should be and why it’s important

  • What should be checked regularly to ensure the machine is safe.

Steve Morris, Head of Power Products, Honda (UK), said:
“These fun and informative sessions are aimed at educating members on ATV maintenance and safety and we’re delighted to be working with NFYFC on this project. Safety is very important to Honda and a properly maintained ATV is a step in the right direction to ensure safe usage.

“Honda offer free EASI Rider Courses with every purchase of a new Honda ATV and strongly recommend wearing the relevant safety kit including helmet and gloves. To reinforce our safety message and to support Farm Safety Week we are also offering a complimentary Rider Safety Pack, consisting of a helmet and pair of gloves with every ATV or Pioneer sold from 24 July through to 24 August 2017.”

NFYFC has welcomed the introduction of the training courses for its members.

Ed Ford, NFYFC Chairman, said:
“We are really excited to be working with Honda to offer these free ATV courses to NFYFC’s 25,000 members.

“We all have to work much harder to make our industry safer and ensuring the next generation of farmers is equipped with the correct safety knowledge is a priority for NFYFC and Honda. We are delighted to be announcing this offer during Farm Safety Week and a huge thanks to Honda for their generous support.”

NFYFC

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