HEALTH AND SAFETY

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Preventing or controlling ill health from animal contact at visitor attractions - Industry Code of Practice Launched 25th June 2012 and replaces the HSE guidance AIS 23

Every year millions of people visit premises where members of the public, particularly children, are encouraged to view or touch animals. The purpose of this Code of Practice is to help ensure visitor health and safety by providing sensible, practical and proportionate guidance on preventing or controlling ill health at visitor attractions. This Code of Practice has been produced by the industry and is aimed at the owners, operators and managers of such visitor premises. It provides guidance, including pictures and real-life case studies, of practical measures that you can apply at your premises to help you comply with the law and keep visitors safe. The examples are from businesses, ranging from conventional farms that open to the public for one day a year to attractions that may cater for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Download the Code of Practice Summary (177kb) here

Download the Code of Practice (2 mb) here

Download an extract from the Code of Practice - Advice to Teachers (116kb) here

Controlling Infection on Farms

A new set of materials on infection control on farms has been developed in response to the recommendations of the Griffin Report into the recent outbreak of E.coli 1057. These include information sheets and children's activities to highlight important topics such as handwashing. To download documents please click here

Generic Risk Assessment Guidelines
and what is a risk assessment?

Filling out a risk assessment for school visits is very different to the kind of risk assessment farmers need to carry out for their general farm work.

Therefore, FFS has created a very useful generic form that can be printed off and used to help assess the risks associated with children visiting a farm.

Teachers may also find this information useful when carrying out their risk assessments.

Please click here to download the generic
risk assessment form


 

Common zoonoses in agriculture

HSE information sheet about zoonoses

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to download the HSE Common Zoonoses in Agriculture document

 

E-coli 0157

HSE information sheet

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to download the HSE E-coli 0157 document


 

Carriage of passengers on farm trailers

HSE information sheet

Please click here
to download the HSE Passengers
on Trailers document

 

Child Safety in Agriculture

HSE PowerPoint presentation

Please click here
to download the HSE Child Safety in Agriculture powerpoint presentation

 

 

The Guide for Hosts planning countryside
events involving schools

A guide for farmers planning a visit to their farm, this includes Health and Safety.

Please click here
to download The Guide for Hosts planning countryside events involving schools

 

The Guide for Teachers visiting countryside
events involving schools

A guide for teachers planning a farm visit, this includes Health and Safety.

 

Please click here
to download The Guide for Teachers visiting countryside events involving schools