Health and Safety

Our Commitment to Health and Safety

The Pegasus Centre is committed to ensuring that everything is done to ensure that everyone who comes to the Pegasus Centre has an experience that is both enjoyable and safe.

We continually review our activities to ensure that they are as safe as possible and meet guidance and advice issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the British Horse Society (BHS), the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) and other relevant bodies.

Our commitment to health and safety is reflected in our Health and Safety Policy and our documented risk assessments and safe working procedures, copies of which are available for inspection on request.

We communicate our safety rules and expectations to staff, volunteers, riders and other visitors through notice-boards situated around the Centre. Members of staff and volunteers receive regular training in safety procedures, including what to do in the event of a fire, accident or other incident.

All equipment is regularly checked and meets all recommended safety standards where applicable. All of our horses and ponies are selected and trained and are carefully matched to the ability of riders.

Whilst we will do everything feasible to minimise risks, please be aware that riding is a high-risk activity and that even the best horses can behave in an unpredictable manner: we advise all riders to take out personal accident insurance in case of an accident.