Guide to managing risks when new and inexperienced persons interact with horses


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Use this guide to manage the risks to inexperienced workers and others, such as volunteers and visitors, when interacting with horses. 

Horses are a significant safety risk at work. The most common causes of horse related death or injury are: 

  • falls from a horse 

  • being bitten, struck or kicked by a horse. 

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Safety by industry and business
Managing health and safety