Health and Safety Guidelines
We place great importance on your safety during your visit to Manor Farm and Country Park. Please read the following section carefully to ensure all group helpers are made aware of the necessary precautions.
As an outdoor facility there are a number of possible risks to health and safety of visitors. We have undertaken risks assessments specifically for educational visits and activities, copies of which will be given on your pre-visit. We strongly recommend that group leaders visit the site before a school visit to help with the preparation of their own risk assessments. If this is not possible, a telephone call to the Heritage and Community Engagement Officer is required to run through the pre-visit information.
In the event of an emergency during your visit please report immediately to a member of staff or go directly to the farm reception.
When visiting the farm:
- Keep your hands away from your face, particularly your mouth and eyes
- Wash your hands thoroughly after your farm visit and before eating
- Cover any cut, graze or open wound with a waterproof plaster
- Instruct children not to climb on or into any of the animal pens
- Instruct children not to climb on any farm machinery, exhibits or straw / hay bales etc.
- Children must stay in their groups and be supervised at all times
- Tetanus injections should be up-to-date
Leaders and parents should consider whether some activities are suitable for students with asthma or allergies. Students might also come into contact with fur, feathers, dust, hay and straw. Please discuss any concerns you have with a member of our Education Team during your pre-visit.
Animal related health risks
Please consult Preventing or Controlling ill health from animal contact at visitor attraction for more information.