Risk management for group visits
Groups are given a safety talk before the visit starts.
There are washbasins available with antibacterial soap.
The first aid box is in the shop. We recommend that groups make their own First Aid provision in addition.
A strict no-smoking policy is in force.
RISK - Infection from animals
CONTROL - US:
We remove sick and infective animals from visitor contact.
Handling of animals is supervised.
Hand washing facilities provided
CONTROL - YOU
Cover cuts on hands with plasters.
Supervision of hand-washing after touching animals and before eating.
Pregnant women should avoid touching new-born lambs and kids (i.e. little goats!)
RISK - Falls
CONTROL - YOUSupervision to prevent running & climbing.
RISK - Injury by animal
CONTROL - US:We allow only safe contact with animals.
CONTROL - YOUSupervision to ensure:
*No entry to animal pens
*Feeding is done with hands flat and low down relative to the animal.
*no crowding of animals taken out of pens for display purposes.
RISK - Stream - only a couple of inches deep.
CONTROL - YOUReally no drowning risk, but almost certainly they will get wet. If to stay dry, then supervision required, but choice is yours.
RISK - Falls Trees span the stream and there are rope swings across the stream
CONTROL - US:Swing ropes across stream are regularly tested to 100kg.
CONTROL - YOU
Supervision. Although falls are minimal, they are wet!. The decision on what to allow is yours.