Stop, Think, Act!
Be Safe on a Horse Farm
Horse farms are wonderful places to visit and work, but they can also be dangerous. Serious accidents can be prevented by taking the time to think about the possible dangers and to prepare for them. A little time can go a long way to prevent accidents!
So, before you begin a task, always remember to:
STOP, THINK, ACT Safety Activity:
Let’s try it out! Click the picture below to try our STOP, THINK, ACT safety activity. Take a look at the three situations that could take place on a horse farm. Each one has a safe, and an unsafe way to do them. Use STOP, THINK ACT: which option do you think would be the safest? For the unsafe option, how could you make it safer for everyone?
More Safety Resources:
Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) has posted a whole new playlist of videos full of tips for working around large animals. The governments of Canada and Ontario have been supporting Equine Guelph for close to two decades in the development of programs to help youth and their families practice safety every day on horse farms.
Workplace Safety and Prevention Services is funded in part through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership), a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative.