If you work with horses, be aware of the risks and plan ahead to keep your workers and others safe.
People who interact with horses are most commonly injured as a result of falls, strikes, bites or kicks. Get a clear picture of horse-related injuries in the industry and consider these ways to stay safe:
Watch our working safely with horses video to see how these tips are applied.
Talk to your workers to find out what could go wrong and what could cause harm when interacting with horses. There are many potential hazards.
Some problems can be fixed easily. It is important to investigate all incidents to ensure they do not happen again.
Young females are most prone to horse-related injuries while males are most likely to suffer fatal injuries.
There were 719 claims for horse related injuries in NSW in 2013/14.
Our primary sources of data include the national coronial information system, the national hospital morbidity database, the NSW Ambulance Service, and national and NSW compensation statistics.
You can download these resources:
Safe Work Australia also has a guide to managing risks when young and inexperienced people interact with horses