Posted on 30th January 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.


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 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)



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


You may also find the following articles of interest:

YOH Guide to… Dealing with Yard Emergencies

YOH Guide to… The Right Insurance for 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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