If you work with horses, you need to be aware of the risks and plan ahead to keep workers and others safe.
2. What you can do to stay 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:
- provide a safe environment
- choose the right horse for the job and for rider capability
- prepare the horse
- assess the rider
- develop safe procedures
- make sure supervisors are competent and instructors are suitably qualified
- use safety gear
Watch our working safely with horses video to see how these tips are applied.