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Bedmax Certifcation in Bedding Management from the British Grooms Association
BEDMAX CERTIFICATIOn 
IN bedding management

The BEDMAX Certification in Bedding Management is an interactive, e-learning course which is aimed at promoting the health benefits associated with good bedding management and stable hygiene.Bedmax Certification

The online educational facility explores the way domestic horses are kept today, and why when stabled, it is entirely down to humans to provide them with all the essential elements they need for their health and well being. 

Following completion of the Certification in Bedding Management e-learning course, you should be equipped with the correct information needed to understand the risks associated with each type of bedding, know how different types of bedding are made, understand the importance of good hygiene and know the rules for making a bed.

You will investigate the primary health risks which can affect stabled horses.  It will also look at different types of bedding material, outlining the pros and cons for each, as well as how the product is manufactured. 

Through interactive tools, participants can benefit from tips to maintaining good hygiene in the stable, and how to avoid getting this wrong.  In addition, there is a step by step guide on the rules of bed making and mucking out.

The UK’s leading equine bedding manufacturer, BEDMAX Shavings were produced in response to the major health concerns surrounding stabled horses.  Since their launch in 2000, BEDMAX have continually strived to improve and develop their shavings through research projects with various industry professionals.

BGA Members can take the course for free. If you are not yet a member join now 

 

 

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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