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Health & Safety at Pleasant View Equestrian

Pleasant View is committed to providing and maintaining a safe environment for everyone onsite. All practicable steps are taken to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience here.

Please read and complete our

Online Safety Form here

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By making a booking, all riders and other persons involved acknowledge that horse riding is an inherently hazardous sport, that they are aware of the associated risks and that they agree to proactively manage these risks in order to protect both themselves and their horse/s.

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This includes, but is not limited to:

- Wearing helmets while mounted
- Wearing helmets and safety vests while jumping
- Riding to your competency and to the fitness of your horse
- One member of the party carrying a cell phone at all times
- Leaving gates as you find them
- Being courteous to other riders
- Not riding through paddocks where irrigators are operating, not entering ponds or drains, and not worrying stock

All persons must take all practicable steps to ensure their safety as well as the safety of others.

Riders may ride through other paddocks at their own risk but are encouraged to stick to the marked tracks as extra hazards exist in paddocks such as inground irrigators that may not be easily seen, and terrain which can be changeable, challenging, or not suitable for riding.


Riders using the cross country must only attempt jumps suitable to their competency. No dogs are permitted onsite except with the express prior permission of Pleasant View.

Call Diane if you see anything unsafe

By making a booking you confirm that you have read and understood this online induction, and that you agree to the above terms. Please put your cell phone number in the notes section, so that we can contact you in the event of an emergency.

Pleasant View Hazard Register

Please find below a list of hazards you may find at Pleasant View, but be aware that we are situated on a working farm where elimination of all hazards is often not possible. A proactive approach must be taken to identify and minimise the likelihood and consequences of hazards.


Alongside regular farm hazards such as livestock, farm machinery, electric fences, irrigation pods etc, while you are riding around the farm, you may also come across other unexpected hazards such as turkeys, peacocks and other birds, a variety of terrain including waterways, and steep or slippery hills.


By making a booking you agree that your horse is well-schooled and fit enough for the kind of work you plan to do, and that you feel comfortable managing them in this kind of environment.

ATVs, Motorbikes, Tractors and other sundry farm machinery

Minimisation, Isolation/Preventing contact or exposure to risk, Substitution, Engineering controls, Administrative controls, Personal protective equipment (PPE).


Pleasant View advises riders to avoid farm vehicles wherever possible, give plenty of space where necessary and always turn and face your horse to an oncoming vehicle.

Livestock

Minimisation, Engineering controls, Administrative controls, Personal protective equipment (PPE).

Pleasant View advises riders to give livestock plenty of space, avoid pushing them into corners, and pay attention at all times.

Tight Spaces

Minimisation, Engineering controls, Administrative controls, Personal protective equipment (PPE).

Do not ride your horse into any area where you cannot turn around safely. Anywhere there is likely to be decomposing matter such as drainage culvert or sewage systems should send off alarm bells, stay out! Only trained parties to be involved in any confined space works - Please wear PPE at all times.

COVID-19

Minimisation, Isolation/Preventing contact or exposure to risk, Engineering controls, Administrative controls, Personal protective equipment (PPE).

COVID-19 is an infectious disease that is spread through close contact with infected persons, coughing and sneezing and touching an infected item or surface and then touching your face, mouth, nose or eyes. COVID-19 has signs and symptoms of cough, fever, difficulty breathing. It ranges from minor- mild mild illness but in some cases can be fatal.

Pond Water storage creates a risk of drowning

Minimisation, Isolation/Preventing contact or exposure to risk, Administrative controls, Personal protective equipment (PPE).

In this workplace the following rules about effluent ponds must be adhered to: - Obey all safety signage - All children must be supervised at all times. Riders must not enter any standing water.

Fire

Minimisation, Isolation/Preventing contact or exposure to risk, Administrative controls, Personal protective equipment (PPE).

Smoking is not permitted during a fire ban, or within 50m of fuel or chemical storage area

Irrigation Pods

Minimisation, Isolation/Preventing contact or exposure to risk, Administrative controls, Personal protective equipment (PPE).


Pod irrigators may be operating at any time of the year. We recommend that horses unfamiliar with them ride out with a horse that is confident. We recommend riders allow their horses time to look at the pods and get used to the noise the spray irrigator makes as it rotates.

Roads

Minimisation, Isolation/Preventing contact or exposure to risk, Administrative controls, Personal protective equipment (PPE).


Pleasant View advises riders to follow all road rules, Check for traffic - Warn traffic of intentions - Use under passes where possible - Use appropriate High-Vis or PPE

Slips Trips and Falls

Minimisation, Administrative controls, Personal protective equipment (PPE).

Pleasant View advises riders to be aware of hazards - clean-up / keep area tidy - take care when walking in slippery unstable terrain - use PPE.

Weather

Minimisation, Administrative controls, Personal protective equipment (PPE).

The following guidelines around weather must be adhered to: - Always plan ahead by checking weather forecast and prepare for the worst. Cover up if you're going out in the sun and use SPF 30+ sunscreen. If bad weather makes riding dangerous, dismount immediately. Beware, wet ground conditions often lead to accidents. If you do venture out in cold wet weather ensure you're in good gear - Please wear PPE.

Zoonoses (Animals can carry germs (pathogens) that can be shared with people)

Minimisation, Isolation/Preventing contact or exposure to risk, Engineering controls, Administrative controls, Personal protective equipment (PPE).

Always wash and dry your hands with soap after handling animals, always protect cuts and scratches with a suitable waterproof dressing before direct contact with animals. If your horse is unwell, please do not bring it onto the grounds.

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