Blue Mountains News

Horse Safety Workshop Visits Katoomba

Source: Office of the Hon. Shayne Mallard MLC
Archived 15 Dec 2018 - Posted: 17 Oct 2018
Katoomba residents are encouraged to attend a workshop aimed at reducing horse-related injuries and fatalities among novice and beginner riders.

Member of the Legislative Council and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard MP said a new Code of Practice (CoP) rolled out by SafeWork NSW assists employers and workers in the horse industry to reduce injuries in the workplace.

Mr Mallard said the training is aimed at helping everyone in the industry to improve safety for novice and beginner riders. The greater Blue Mountains is home to many horse owners and people who work with horses in the community.

“Of the 133 horse-related fatalities that occurred Australia-wide between 2000 and 2014, 18 per cent involved people under the age of 20,” Mr Mallard said.

“This workshop will discuss the code of practice, and examine different safety systems for different disciplines within the horse industry.

“There will be training sessions to outline the responsibilities of businesses and individuals when new or inexperienced riders or handlers interact with horses in the workplace, and discussions on how to manage the risks associated with new riders at work.

“I want everyone who works with horses in our community to undertake this training so they can be as safe as possible at work,” Mr Mallard said.

To register for the event, or to read the NSW Code of Practice for managing risks when new or inexperienced riders or handlers interact with horses in the workplace, visit the website.


Horse Safety Workshop

Date:
1 November 2018

Venue:
The Mountain Heritage, Cnr Apex & Lovel Street, Katoomba

Bookings:

Book now online

 
Springwood United Football Club Springwood United Football Club Springwood United Football Club United In Sport, Uniting The Community

Recent News

Spot is One of the Most Loved Dogs in the World, and He’s Coming to Australia!
Spot is One of the Most Loved Dogs in the World, and He’s Coming to Australia!
Eric Hill’s loveable puppy Spot has been an integral part of early childhood...
Shaun Kirk + Special Guest Chris Gillespie Baroque Room
Shaun Kirk + Special Guest Chris Gillespie Baroque Room
Following the release of two brand new singles ‘Howlin at the Moon’ an...
Local Young Blue Mountains Musicians' In Spectacular Sydney Concert
Local Young Blue Mountains Musicians' In Spectacular Sydney Concert
Young Musicians’ Winter School Culminates in Spectacular Concert Australian...
Review of Local Government Election Costs
Review of Local Government Election Costs
IPART is reviewing local government election costs and has recommended...
Plastic Free July Morning Tea
Plastic Free July Morning Tea
Take the pledge and support Lithgow’s Plastic Free July morning tea today...

What's New

Jenolan Caves 4WD Adventure
Jenolan Caves 4WD Adventure
Simmo's Offroad Tours 4WD Tag-a-Long Tour to Jenolan Caves & beyond, 3rd & 4th August, Medium grade tour suitable for standard 4WD's.
SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FELLOWS
SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FELLOWS
Blue Mountains Concert Society Sat 10 Aug, 7.30pm, Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood. See our website. Book online or (02) 4723 5050
Woodford Academy Paranormal Tour
Woodford Academy Paranormal Tour
Blue Mountains Mystery Tours Join Paranormal Pete to investigate the reports of Ghosts & Paranormal activity at Woodford Academy, 16th AUGUST.
Escape to the Blue Mountains
Escape to the Blue Mountains
Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway Winter is here! Toast marshmallows around the cosy fire-pit.
Complimentary Dinner?
Complimentary Dinner?
Eagle View Escape Ask about our 'ditch your device' campaign. Willing to sacrifice your devices for the weekend?
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
Enjoy the Bathurst Winter Festival!We only have a handful of nights left during the Bathurst Winter Festival: 9 - 13 July and 18 - 21 July so book now!View Kilbeggan Cottage »