Every workplace should have an emergency plan.
It is especially important for us as we have animals to think about as well as staff.
People can panic in an emergency and make mistakes so it is essential that everyone knows the plan in advance.
Types of emergencies
Factors to consider in emergencies
Did you know?
A fire broke out in stables near Randwick racecourse and several horses were killed.
Two problems occurred that made it difficult to get the horses out.
1. Headcollars and leads were locked in the tack room and could not be accessed.
2. Many stables had padlocks on the doors so they could not be opened.
An emergency kit should include at least one headcollar and lead or collar and lead plus a torch, fresh batteries, leather gloves, a cotton scarf to use as a mask or blindfold, a radio to listen to news broadcasts and boltcutter to cut fence wire or padlocks.
This should be stored in an easily accessible place.
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