Posted on 3rd May 2020

» Health and Safety

Below you will find various templates and other associated documents and information sheets all current, applicable health and safety legislation and recommendations to owners and managers of equestrian establishments. These are free to download and have been sourced from HSE, government resources, and leading equestrian associations.

These resources are available free of charge to all, and always will be. All we ask is that if you use any of the documentation, or find the information contained herein useful, please consider adding your yard to LiveryList, and/ or making a secure donation to help cover the work and research that goes into providing these resources:

General Advice

Health and Safety Made Simple (HSE)

Health and Safety Law (HSE)

Health and Safety Guidance for the Inspection of Equestrian Establishments (CIEH)

Health and Safety in Horse Riding Establishments (and Livery Yards (CIEH)


Template Health and Safety Policy



Employment Health and Safety

All documentation and guidance relating to employment Health and Safety can be found here:


Accident Planning, Prevention and Reporting 

Risk Assessment Template (Take Up The Reins)

Yard Inspection Form (Take Up The Reins)

Risk Assessments (HSE)

Template Risk Assessment


Reporting Accidents (HSE)

Template Accident Report Form (FEI)


First Aid

Basic First Aid (HSE)

First Aid at Work Guidelines (HSE)


Fire Planning and Prevention

Stable Fire Safety (BHS)

Fire Extinguisher Guide (Equi Protect)

Fire Safety Risk Assessment- Animals and Stables (HM Gov)

Farm Fires- Protecting Yourself and Animal Welfare (DEFRA)


Safety Around the Yard

Managing Risks from Working with Horses (BEVA)

Yard Safety and Security (Blue Cross)

Safety Around Horses (Blue Cross)

What a Good Farm Should Look Like (HSE)

Farmwise (HSE)

Safe Handling of Bales (HSE)

Preventing Accidents with Children on Farms (HSE)

Reducing Pollution Risks (BHS)

Veterinary Medicines (HSE)


Equestrian Employers Association (EEA) Resources

Easily create a bespoke Health and Safety Manual and your Risk Assessments using the smart tools in the Health and Safety Toolkit on the  Equestrian Employers Association website.




All documentation and guidance relating to biosecurity can be found here:


You may also find the following articles of interest:

LiveryList Guide to… Insuring Your Yard

LiveryList Guide to… Giving Your Yard an Annual Review

LiveryList Guide to… Yard Handbooks

LiveryList Guide to… Managing Equine Professionals on Your Yard

LiveryList Guide to… Visitors to Your Yard

The LiveryList Guide to… Maintaining Your Riding Surfaces

LiveryList Guide to… Reducing the Risk of Infectious Disease

The LiveryList Guide to… The Effect of Infectious Disease on Your Yard

LiveryList Guide to… Disease Prevention on Your Yard



This information and templates as provided above are intended to provide guidance only. Anyone proposing to enter into such written agreements, or to undertake action based upon the information herein should take consideration and their own legal or professional advice as to their particular circumstances.

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