Session targets horse safety

“I encourage everyone who works with horses in the Mulgoa to undertake this training, so they can be as safe as possible at work," Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies said.
“I encourage everyone who works with horses in the Mulgoa to undertake this training, so they can be as safe as possible at work," Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies said.

A workshop will be held at Sydney International Equestrian Centre on August 23 aimed at reducing horse-related injuries and fatalities among novice riders.

Hosted by the NSW government, the workshop will discuss the safety systems available for the various disciplines within the horse industry to help employers and workers in the horse industry reduce workplace accidents.

“Tragically, there were 133 fatalities that occurred Australia-wide between 2000 and 2014. 18 per cent of those incidents involved people under the age of 20,” Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies said.

“There will be training sessions to outline the responsibilities of businesses and individuals when new or inexperienced employees interact with horses.

“There will also be discussions on how to manage the risks associated with new riders at work.

“Safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace, and these workshops could save a life.”

  • To register for the event and for further information on the NSW Code of Practice: safework.nsw.gov.au.