Objectives The equestrian world aims most of its attention on the overall image and glamour, without focusing organizational strains on safety among public, workers and horses. Preventing accidents on workplaces means protecting the safeness of people, both public and workers, and animals. The objective is to reach a real optimization of safety in all the equestrian compartments, such as fairs, competitions and expositions, developing a level of attention in the areas of safety for people, workers and horses, so that a good degree of protection can be reached in a global and commensurate way. Methods If analysis and definition of risks involves great difficulties due to the presence of horses in permanent structures, we can easily imagine what happens when, along with all the daily problems, you have to struggle with those added by precarious situations, new environments and it boosting noises, either in a sport or show event. It has been necessary to take a look to the law outline in which we have to move about nowadays. Issued in April 2008 and operative since May 15th 2008, the Testo Unico su//a Sicurezza (D.Lgs.81/2008) included all the preceeding laws related to safety in working places and it is applied without differences in all the private and public firms, prescribing the necessary measures related to wellness and safety of workers in their working places. The Testo Unico founds a total and compulsory application, with the institution of those roles referred to safety that the precedent laws (D.l.gs.626/94 and following modifications) already had created in the so called "chain of safety” Once the safety roles have been indicated and instituted, with specific nominations formally accepted by the singles, it is necessary to carry out the duties and the responsibilities provided for each one, determining the measures suitable to il eliminate risks or to reduce them to a minimum acceptable level and then controlling their application. Results A correct application of the rules contained in the Testo Unico sulla Sicurezza imposes a new projectual approach in equestrian events, increasing safety levels, among people, workers and horses, without bearing heavily upon costs. Even improvements in horses’ performances are greatly due to animals' balance and calmness, which comes also from a correct training and information given to the workers who should learn to manage horses with the strength of technique rather than with the technique of strength.

Safety concepts in equestrian compartments

CHECCHI, ANTONIO;
2010

Abstract

Objectives The equestrian world aims most of its attention on the overall image and glamour, without focusing organizational strains on safety among public, workers and horses. Preventing accidents on workplaces means protecting the safeness of people, both public and workers, and animals. The objective is to reach a real optimization of safety in all the equestrian compartments, such as fairs, competitions and expositions, developing a level of attention in the areas of safety for people, workers and horses, so that a good degree of protection can be reached in a global and commensurate way. Methods If analysis and definition of risks involves great difficulties due to the presence of horses in permanent structures, we can easily imagine what happens when, along with all the daily problems, you have to struggle with those added by precarious situations, new environments and it boosting noises, either in a sport or show event. It has been necessary to take a look to the law outline in which we have to move about nowadays. Issued in April 2008 and operative since May 15th 2008, the Testo Unico su//a Sicurezza (D.Lgs.81/2008) included all the preceeding laws related to safety in working places and it is applied without differences in all the private and public firms, prescribing the necessary measures related to wellness and safety of workers in their working places. The Testo Unico founds a total and compulsory application, with the institution of those roles referred to safety that the precedent laws (D.l.gs.626/94 and following modifications) already had created in the so called "chain of safety” Once the safety roles have been indicated and instituted, with specific nominations formally accepted by the singles, it is necessary to carry out the duties and the responsibilities provided for each one, determining the measures suitable to il eliminate risks or to reduce them to a minimum acceptable level and then controlling their application. Results A correct application of the rules contained in the Testo Unico sulla Sicurezza imposes a new projectual approach in equestrian events, increasing safety levels, among people, workers and horses, without bearing heavily upon costs. Even improvements in horses’ performances are greatly due to animals' balance and calmness, which comes also from a correct training and information given to the workers who should learn to manage horses with the strength of technique rather than with the technique of strength.
Proceedings of the 12th congress "New findings in equine practice"
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Checchi A.; Casazza S.
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