Risk Assessment

Athena Herd CIC is located at High Lees Farmhouse, Wagon lane, Paddock Wood, TN12 6PT

Hazard Who is at Risk Likelihood Risk Evaluation/ Control Measures Further Reading
EquinesAnyoneLow/MediumExperienced handlers present at all times.

Induction and Introduction to equines given to all new people, including clients & visitors engaging with the Athena Herd.

Athena Herd members are well trained and assessed regularly for activities.

Limited number of people around the Athena Herd members and always supervised by Athena.

First Aid Qualification & First Aid boxes on site (clearly labelled with accident book)

Health & Safety Policy
Equine Track SystemAnyoneLow/mediumExperienced handlers present at all times.

Induction and Introduction to equines given to all new people, including clients & visitors engaging with the Athena herd.

All clients and visitors to Athena must be accompanied at all times.  The track is strictly prohibited otherwise.

Athena Herd members are well trained and assessed regularly for activities.

Limited number of people around the Athena Herd members and always supervised.

First Aid Qualification & First Aid boxes on site (clearly labelled with accident book)

Health & Safety Policy
Other animals

(Alpacas, Cats, Chickens, Dogs,

Pig)

AnyoneLowExperienced handlers present at all times.

Induction and Introduction to animals given to all new people including clients & visitors (if engaging in animal assisted therapy).

Animals are well handled, well trained (where applicable) and assessed regularly for activities.

Limited number of people around animals in any activity and always supervised by Athena.

First Aid Qualification & First Aid boxes on site (clearly labelled with accident book)

Health & Safety Policy
Equipment (including quad and trailer, forks, shovels)AnyoneLowInduction to yard and facilities in first meeting.

Only self employed individuals and regular trained volunteers  to access and use equipment.   Information provided on equipment safe use before use.  Athena notified immediately if danger seen and activity stopped.

First Aid Trained Staff & First Aid

boxes on site (clearly marked)

Health & Safety Policy
Equipment for

Activities

AnyoneLow- MediumEach activity introduced by Athena.  Equipment will only be manually handled after explanation provided and guidance on safe use.

Equipment is kept clean, well maintained & stored.

Athena shall supervise activities at all times.

First aid trained staff & first aid equipment on site (clearly signposted).

Health & Safety Policy
Muck Heap AreaAnyoneLow/MediumMuck Heap is fenced off as an area out of bounds.  Signs visible to advise no unauthorized admittance.

Supervision by Athena at all times.

Health & Safety Policy
HayAnyoneLowHay is fenced off as an area out of bounds.  Signs visible to advise no unauthorized admittance.

Supervision by Athena at all times.

Health and Safety Policy
FireAnyoneLowFire Assembly Point sign displayed

Induction covers fire evacuation procedure

Fire evacuation signs visible around site

Fire Extinguishers on site

No smoking allowed on site.

Health and Safety Policy
Allergic ReactionAnyoneMediumHealth issues should be disclosed at induction

Staff’s discretion if any disclosure stops the individual remaining on site

First Aid Trained Staff.

 
Hazardous SubstancesSelf employed individuals and regular trained volunteersLowAccess to animal medication is limited which if in stock has been administered by the Vet. These are contained in a locked room signed as no entry. Only Athena, where applicable, has access to weed killer, rat bait, which are contained in a locked room with limited access.Health and Safety Policy
Building

Maintenance and Repair

AthenaLow/MediumBuildings being maintained are not accessible.  Maintenance and repair requirements are regularly checked and resolved by Athena. 
Uneven SurfacesAnyoneLow-MediumUneven surfaces are everywhere on site.Health & Safety Policy
   Staff will give safety instructions during induction & asked not to run anywhere on site & take care.

Health and Safety Policy in place

Public Liability insurance displayed

 
HazardWho is at Risk?LikelihoodRisk Evaluation Control MeasuresFurther Reading
Rivers/ditchesAnyoneMediumSafety instructions shall be given during induction & outline that these are not accessible at any time.

First Aid Trained Staff & First Aid

boxes on site (clearly marked).

 
Electric Fencing on the mainsAnyoneLowSigns displayed through site.

Induction to yard and facilities in first meeting.

First Aid Trained Staff & First Aid

Boxes on site (clearly marked).

Health and Safety Policy
ParkingAnyoneLowVehicles are parked at Athena at owners risk.

Signs displayed through the site.

Health and Safety Policy

 

ACTIVITY NATURE OF ACTIVITY POTENTIAL HAZARD RISK MITIGATION RISK RATING
Animal Assisted LearningRoutine care and management. Cleaning of enclosures. Animal Checks Provide food & water. Observation, grooming & petting of animals Invite questions & answersBitten

Scratched

Knocked over

Tripping over

Trod on

Allergic Reaction

Infection

Qualified &

experienced staff.

 

Information on Health & Safety provided.

 

Animals are tame and regularly assessed by Athena.

First Aider on site Hand Sanitising facilities.

Low-Medium
Activity DaysRoutine care and

management of animals.  Cleaning of enclosures Animal checks Provide food and water.  Leading animals.

Observation of animals.

Bitten

Kicked/knocked over

Tripping over

Allergic Reaction

Infection

Qualified & experienced staff Sensible, well mannered horses. Horses matched to learner confidence and ability.

Information on health & safety provided.

Supervised at all time

First aider on site

Hand sanitising

Facilities.

Low-Medium

 

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