National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

Farm Machinery Skills (28 & under)

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National final:

Saturday 9 July, 2022

Entries close: 

Friday 3 June, 2022

Venue:

Staffordshire County Showground, Stafford ST18 0B

Outline of competition:

A team shall consist of four members all of whom must be 28 years of age or under on 1 September 2021 and full members of a Club affiliated to NFYFC. For this competition members will be working as individuals on tasks 1-3 and as a team on tasks 4 & 5.

CERTIFICATES/LICENCES REQUIRED

Task 1: Tractor and Manure Spreader:

Competitor requires a UK driving licence with F entitlement. This must be produced on the day of the competition in order to participate in this task. (The F entitlement can be gained at 16; but is automatically entitled with passing the car driving test).

Task 2: Tractor:

Competitor requires a UK driving licence with F entitlement. This must be produced on the day of the competition in order to participate in this task. (The F entitlement can be gained at 16; but is automatically entitled with passing the car driving test).

Task 3: ATV Handling:

Adequate training must have been completed by the competitor who will carry out the ATV task. At the NFYFC final a certificate of competence to show ‘adequate training’ in ATV Handling must be produced.  A copy of the certificate must be handed to the judges on the day of the competition.

A Certificate of Competence for ATV's, issued by City & Guilds NPTC is more than acceptable evidence of ‘adequate training’.  The appropriate City & Guilds NPTC qualification is known as the Level 2 Certificate in the Safe Use of All-terrain Vehicles (0014-32).  However, a certificate issued by another training provider (e.g. Lantra) will also be accepted.  The most basic level of certificate which will be accepted is called an EASI (European All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute) certificate; available from most reputable ATV dealers. The EASI certificate is very much a dealer short induction course - a basic operators course designed to familiarise the operator with all the controls and operating procedures, which includes elements of safety. Whilst it ticks the box of ‘adequate training’, it should not be viewed as a replacement for a City & Guilds type course.

[Under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) there is a legal requirement that “adequate training”, including the use of any towed equipment or attachments, be undertaken by those riding ATV’s.  The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regards training provided by recognised training providers as “adequate” for the purposes of PUWER].

Task 4: First Aid:

The team member in control of the first aid task must hold a current first aid certificate of either the British Red Cross, St John Ambulance, or an alternative nationally recognised body.  The certificate must be no more than three years old.  A copy of the certificate must be handed to the competition judges on the day of each round of the competition. 

Timetable for the day:

TBC  

Rules: 

Farm Safety Skills rules 

General Rules 

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Checklist of things to bring with you on the day:

  • Membership Card
  • Parental Consent Form for all U18s - Copy returned to NFYFC 10 days prior to event
  • Absentee Form - Completed by County Office to be excused from presentation of awards
  • Additional form of ID
  • Relevant Certificates/Licences - These MUST be provided for the judge on the day
  • Licences for ATV Handling and First Aid Certificate – advisable to bring a First Aid Kit
  • Correct PPE

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