New Farmers Resource Management guide
The University of Aberdeen have published a new A6 pocket guide to farmer safety critical non-technical skills.
Non-Technical Skills (NTS) are the social (teamwork, communication, leadership) and cognitive (situation awareness, decision-making, task management) skills that, in conjunction with technical and procedural knowledge can help farmers to work safely and effectively.
The aims of the booklet are:
- to share the results of five years worth of research conducted with farmers for farmers
- to provide practical tips, based on farm research, on how to implement non-technical skills on the farm
- farmers can personalise the guide by adding notes and adapting the practical suggestions to fit their own ways of working
- by supporting non-technical skills use, in addition to current technical training, on farms they hope to make farmers safer
The University of Aberdeen for Non-Technical Skills (NTS) in Agriculture website aims to define NTS within agriculture, highlight the importance of those skills, discuss research findings and provide free educational materials.