Equestrianism is an extremely dangerous activity.
This page details the health and safety policy for The Dressage Academy.


The Dressage Academy is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for all students, employees, volunteers, visitors and contractors and to provide the information, training and supervision needed to achieve this.

The Dressage Academy will take responsibility for health and safety procedures, however, students need to be aware of their responsibilities and comply with the stables health and safety policy.

  • Each student is encouraged to play a vital and responsible role in maintaining a safe and healthy workplace through:
    • Being involved in the stables health and safety system.
    • Sticking to correct procedures and equipment.
    • Wearing correct riding gear and equipment as and when required.
    • Reporting any pain or discomfort as soon as possible.
    • Ensuring all accidents and incidents are reported.
    • Helping new students and visitors to the stables understand the right safety procedures and why they exist.
    • Telling your coach immediately of any health and safety concerns.
    • Keeping the work place tidy to minimise the risk of any trips and falls.
    • Review all incidents to take practicable steps to prevent, or reduce risk of incidents recurring.
    • Have an annual review of health and safety policy and outcomes, and report back to the board.

Any trustees/student failing to comply with the above policy are likely to be removed from the Dressage Academy

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