Here at Wurkplace, we pride ourselves in providing equestrians with outsourced HR, Health & Safety and Online Training services, personalised to our clients! No matter what the size of your business, we can give you bespoke services to fit your specific needs for a competitive rate.

Wurkplace’s services are tailored to specific businesses in a variety of different industries. We have happy clients across many different industries – including the Equine sector!

Our team is people-focused, ensuring your staff feel valued and safe at work is important to us! This is why we always provide solutions with a personal touch, our consultants will always be there for you making sure our services are right for you.

We keep in regular contact with all our clients, this allows us to change our solutions as your business changes and grows.

We’re not like other outsourced HR and Health & Safety service providers, we don’t use call centres, so when you call our number you’ll be connected to one of our experts directly. This allows you to get professional support and guidance from day one. Also, we don’t believe in long-term contracts – so you can stay in control of your services!

Wurkplace can assist you in reducing the risk of accidents, claims and non-compliance fines. Initially, a consultant will audit your existing documentation and processes, then from the audit, you will be provided with a gap analysis of what needs improving and identifying and prioritising any areas which require additional work.

 

Equine HR

What are the main 3 HR issues in equine industries?

  1. Keeping Compliant With Legislation – Staying up to date with all the HR policies and legislation that applies to the equine sector can be difficult. They are regularly updated and if your HR documents are not compliant with current legislation, there could be legal action, fines or prosecutions – Our HR Consultants and online HR system will help you stay compliant!
  2. Development & Training of Staff – Often the training and development of equine employee’s can be overlooked. Investing in developing your employees skills (e.g. time management, leadership, communication, etc) can improve their overall performance at work – Our extensive range of HR training courses can aid in developing equine staff skills.
  3. Recruiting Talent – Attracting talented employees with good experience with horses is HR’s responsibility. It can be hard to tell if an employee will be the right fit for the position available – Our online HR system improves the recruitment process by creating job descriptions, tracking and comparing applicants and helping with inductions.

Wurkplace provides Equine businesses with bespoke outsourced HR services all over the UK! Working with horses can be very satisfying and fun but it can also be dangerous, HR can sometimes be overlooked.

We know nobody is immune from HR issues but Wurkplace can help – for example, making sure all your HR documents are compliant and employees are appropriately trained.

Our HR Consultants can help you with:

 

Equine Health and Safety

So, what are the 3 main Health and Safety issues in equine industries?

  1. Manual Handling of Horses/Ponies – Often leading horses by pulling or pushing horses from behind can result in injury. Equine employees also usually manually transport feed, bedding, equipment and deliveries – Our Health and Safety training can help minimise the risks of manual handling!
  2. Substances Hazardous to Health – Exposure to substances like bleach, is covered under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (2002). Bleach and other hazardous substances are often used for cleaning in equine settings, there should be controls in place to remove or reduce the risks – Our detailed risk assessments include COSHH ensuring your compliance with all relevant regulations.
  3. Falling From Height – Falling off a pony or horse, as well as falling when accessing storage areas, can cause serious injury. There need to be appropriate measures in place to ensure the risk of injury is minimal where it can’t be avoided – Our risk assessments help implement control measures (e.g. PPE) and our training can reduce the risk of working at heights.

Wurkplace can provide businesses in the equine sector with bespoke outsourced Health and Safety services – On a retainer or an ad-hoc basis. Riding horses can be dangerous, but so can handling them from the ground!

Our team of highly-experienced specialists can visit your premises/stables and give you gap analysis advice on how to improve/implement your Health and Safety procedures and policies.

Our Health and Safety Consultants could help you with:

 

Equine HR and Health & Safety Training

Additionally, Wurkplace offers both online or on-site training courses to equine employees! They’re accredited by CPD (Continuing Professional Development), IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) and RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) approved.

When working with horses, it’s vital that employees have received all the relevant training to help them develop in their role and improve their safety while at work! Once our training courses have been completed, employees will receive a certificate that can be put in their records.

Our Health & Safety and HR training courses for the equine sector include (but are not limited to):

For more information on Equine HR or Health and Safety, call us on 0330 400 5490 or fill in our online contact form.