03.12.2017  WORK SKILLS: Equine Safety in Training Project is now complete (except racing). Horse SA was involved in this massive national project which reviewed safety in approx 165 existing Units of Competency and saw the writing of new Units including Apply Knowledge of Horse Behaviour


NSW Code of Practice   Managing risks when new or inexperienced rider or handlers interact with horses in the workplace  gazetted in NSW Parliament 27 Jan 2017


Industry videos
SafeWork NSW new video horse WHS 
Eventing NSW Critical Incident Management Video


2017 Safer Horse Workplaces for Clubs session, Woodside, 23 Feb 2017/28 March 2017

SafeWork SA Simple Steps to Safety brochure

SafeWork SA Farmers Guidebook

Similar SafeWork SA presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/SAHorse/simple-steps-to-safety

Horse SA presentation for clubs:   https://www.slideshare.net/SAHorse/horse-sa-safer-horse-workplaces-for-clubs

SafeWork Australia Volunteers and WHS

(rest of resources found elsewhere on this page)



2016 ‘Safer Horse Workplaces’ seminar, Mt. Barker South Australia (Nov. 10)

Anti-doping Education  Margaret Anderson  Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA)  Download here

Simple Steps to Safety  Shaun Moss  SafeWork SA Download here

Drug control and racing (and other equine sports) David Batty Racing Analytical Services  Download here

Australian Sports Commission   ‘Sporting Clubs Guide to a Safe Workplace’ 33004_Workplace_Safety_Guide_web.pdf



2016 People.Horses.Culture Conference  13 May, Royal Randwick Racecourse

Download program: PHC Brochure

Download participant comments for set questions  GroupMapCommentsAug16_sml


Why Culture Matters by Assoc. Professor Kirrilly Thompson  Download here: http://www.slideshare.net/SAHorse/why-culture-matters-62044210

Workplace Human-Horse Safety Made Easy with Meredith Chapman
Download presentation here: http://www.slideshare.net/SAHorse/workplace-humanhorse-safety-made-easy
**If you would like to be part of a survey or participate in other ways with the PhD study discussed in this presentation which will look at evaluation of WHS for the equine industry contact Meredith on  meredith@safetyinfocus.com.au


What’s new in TAFE NSW Delivery of Equine Training Procedures? By Linda Molloy
Download presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/SAHorse/tafe-nsw-procedures-for-the-delivery-of-equine-training-update

**‘De-TAFE’Procedures for the delivery of training (as referred to in TAFE NSW presentation)


Strategic Industry Review of Equine Training (ASQA) by Bronwen Griffiths. Download presentation here: http://www.slideshare.net/SAHorse/strategic-industry-review-of-equine-training-asqa
Industry Reference Committees Skills Service Organisations Training Packages by Michele Jackson  Download presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/SAHorse/australian-vet-system-updates-industry-reference-committees-skills-service-organisations-training-packages

** Join Skills impact e-news here: http://www.skillsimpact.com.au/news-and-events/


Development of a NSW Code of Practice for managing risks when new and inexperienced persons interact with horses By SAFEWORK NSW  Jodie Deakes  Download here: http://www.slideshare.net/SAHorse/development-of-a-nsw-code-of-practice-for-managing-risks-when-new-and-inexperienced-persons-interact-with-horses
Link to video: http://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/news/safety-alert/working-with-horses

Can employers afford not to adopt evidence-based horse training methods in the workplace? Presented by Dr. Andrew McLean Download here: http://www.slideshare.net/SAHorse/can-employers-afford-not-to-adopt-evidencebased-horse-training-methods-in-the-workplace


Self-assessment guide for community event organisers: responding to incidents involving horses by Horse SA Julie Fiedler presentation Download here: http://www.slideshare.net/SAHorse/selfassessment-guide-for-community-event-organisers-responding-to-incidents-involving-horses   Purchase e-book here ($0.99 USD) https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/636617


A horse just like me: Why relationships with horses matter by Josh Trigg. Download here: http://www.slideshare.net/SAHorse/a-horse-just-like-me-why-relationships-with-horses-matter


Employers guide for equine coaching qualifications presented by Nina Arnott


Off the Track Program: Racing Victoria presented by James Tzaferis
Download here: http://www.slideshare.net/SAHorse/off-the-track-program-racing-victoria


Media Stories:




Animals Journal Horses & Risk Special Edition  Special Issue Horses & Risk TOC

Dec 2015   Australian Skills Quality Authority releases review into Equine: link here


The 2014 Horse SA National Equine Safety Conference was held at Morphettville Racecourse on Oct 31st.  

Download National Equine Safety (day) Program

Presentations with available links:

Jodie Deakes  Workcover NSW           Launch of  SafeWork Australia  Guide for managing risks when new and inexperienced  people interact with horses.

Jason Paech   SA Jockey Club      Venue & Event Safety   Like FB page

Dr Kirrilly Thompson    CQU University       Contact in relation to research project relating to wearing of helmets

Nina Arnott    HorseSafety Australia   Horse Riding for Outback Kids     Like  FB page

Julie Fiedler   Horse SA      Horse Welfare Officer Workshop Program Outline       Like  FB page

Nina Arnott & Paul Davenport  AHIC      Australian Horse Industry Council HorseSafe





Animals Journal, special edition ‘Horses & Risk

Australian Horse Industry Council    HorseSafe

Helmet use amongst equestrians (article)

A critical review of horse related risk (article)


Signs of Arousal in Horses (safe handling through recognising body language)  Download here


Child Safe Environments & related information – visit this page


CLUB RESOURCES  (Sample Templates for adaptation to suit your situation)

Weekly Supervisors Inspection Checklist

Stable Hazard Housekeeping Inspection Checklist

Risk Assessment – Manual Handling

Risk Assessment – Hazardous Substance

Manual Handling Procedure

Safe Use of Tractors SOP

Safe Use of Blower Vacuum

Inclement Weather Policy

Hazardous Substances Register

Hazardous Substances Register

Hazardous Substances Policy

Hazard Register

Hazard Management Procedure

Emergency Response Policy

Emergency Response Plan

Control of Visitors Policy

Control of Contractors Policy

Chemical Spill SOP

Catching & Restraining Horses SOP

WHS Policy Statement

Incident Reporting & Investigation Procedure

Incident Report Form


Also for adaptation:-

Part 1 Procedures for the delivery of horse industry training   and Part 2 Templates