Health and safety guidance for horse riding establishments and livery yards
The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has published a new guidance document for people working in horse riding schools and livery yards in order to help them improve and implement safe working practices.
Written by Karen and Michael Sinclair-Williams, the publication is designed to share knowledge and best practices that will enable more people to enjoy the sport in a safe and sustainable way. More specifically, it is intended to help bridge gaps in health and safety knowledge and understanding between those who regulate, those who are regulated and those who participate in the industry. It attempts to strike a practical balance between the costs and benefits of riding and the need to regulate what is essentially a high risk sport if taken to its highest level.
It starts by providing a legislative overview and identifying groups at risk. It then lists the typical hazards found, before going on to provide guidance on a safety management system, on the management of the environment surrounding a typical establishment and on the individual work procedure hazards. Read the guidance document below: