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EEA Launches Health and Safety Toolkit

The Equestrian Employers Association (EEA) have announced the launch of an innovative online Health and Safety Toolkit.

This latest development comes as a response to several requests from EEA members, who were unable to find equestrian specific health and safety guidance elsewhere for their yards.

Now employers can create a bespoke Health and Safety Manual which outlines the way in which safety will be managed for employees and customers within their equestrian business; and by using the Risk Assessment Creator, create a series of personalised documents which identify how to keep people safe.

With the addition of equestrian specific case studies and practical advice on how to make the work place compliant, employers now have an easy solution to their business health and safety needs.

“In any equestrian workplace, the many different hazards that workers are exposed to daily can lead to incidents at work. The employer has a responsibility to provide as safe a working environment as possible and to have procedures in place to reduce the risk of injuries or damage to health.

Violating or not having the correct health and safety practices in place could have a tremendous and costly impact on your business.”

Tullis Matson, President of the EEA


The Health and Safety Toolkit is part of the comprehensive employment support provided to members of the EEA as an inclusive benefit of membership.

Visit: equestrianemployers.org.uk/safeworkplace

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NEWS ARCHIVE

 

 

What the personal accident policy covers you for:

  • Whilst at work
  • All stable duties – mucking out, grooming, washing off, turning out
  • Clipping
  • Riding – including hacking and jumping
  • Hunting
  • Lunging
  • Breaking in
  • Holding horse for a vet and other procedures
  • Travelling horses both in the UK and abroad
  • Competing in line with your job including: jumping, dressage, eventing
  • Injuries that may happen to you whilst you are teaching - but you must also be grooming as part of your duties and not be a sole instructor

What the personal accident policy doesn’t cover you for:

  • Riding in a race, point to point or team chase
  • Stunt Riding
  • Accidents occurring whilst travelling to and from work
  • Riding and competing your own horse (but you can upgrade when applying for membership to include this)
  • Public Liability – this is a separate insurance policy - the Freelance Groom Liability Insurance
  • Care Custody and Control – this is a separate policy - the Freelance Groom Liability Insurance

If you require additional cover then please contact KBIS directly.

   GROOM  RIDER  EMPLOYER

When you are working for other people you do most of the following; muck out, turn out/catch in, tack up, groom horses, exercise Horses (including hacking, jumping and schooling), in the care of your employer/client.

 
YES

 
NO

 
NO

Predominantly ride horses for other people including schooling, exercising and competing.   
NO
 
YES

YES
 Provide grooming services for someone else either full time or on a freelance basis i.e. an employer or a client.   
YES

NO

NO
Employ staff – have an employers liability policy in your name NO NO YES
Buy and sell horses NO YES YES
 
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