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Course Risk Assessment


Underwriting this risk assessment is the principle that all participants are responsible for their own health and safety and must not agree to undertake any task that they do not feel confident or competent to do.

Other participants are on hand to assist and support, thereby reducing risks. Training in identifying hazards and risks runs through the whole training course and specific training in drawing up risk assessments is also included. A pro-forma risk assessment is included in the course handout pack. Any risk not identified that becomes apparent to any participant must be reported immediately to the course tutor.


Timber felling. Identify who could be harmed, level of risk, procedures to overcome risks, action to overcome risks. AFAG guide 302.

Horse extraction. Identify as above. AFAG guide 506.

Stacking timber. Identify as above, AFAG guide 304.

Location of Childer Wood

Near Canon Frome (on minor road between B214 at Stanley Hill and A417 at Blacklands near Canon Frome.)
OS map reference SO 664 434 at green metal gates SO 661 433 at wooden gates (main entrance)

Appointed first aider: Doug Joiner.
Nearest A+E: Hereford County Hospital, 01432 355444.

Veterinary Surgeon Leadon Vale Veterinary Group 01531 632276

Farrier Paul Miles 07855 641255

Mobile phone service Yes - but variable. It is important to identify areas of good reception for your own network as a precaution.
‘ICE’ number in mobile phone?

First Aid Kit: Personal: on belt.

Team Kit: Human - In Tack Room/Horse Box. Equine - In Tack Room/Horse Box.

A 'site specific' risk assessment is a requirement and writing one is included in the course.

to contact Doug Joiner:

by email: doug@heavyhorses.net
by phone or fax: (+44) 01531 640 236 or on his mobile: (+44) 07773 900 751
or by post: Heavy Horses, Hill Farm, Stanley Hill, Bosbury, LEDBURY, HR8 1HE