The British Horseracing Board today published the third edition of the manual “Health and Safety in the Racing and Breeding Industry”.
Commonly referred to as “The Red Book”, the guidelines aim to help the Racing and Breeding Industry to fulfil the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) 1999 and other associated legislation.
Copies of the new Red Book will be sent free of charge to all licensed and permitted trainers and to a large proportion of studs.
To coincide with the publication of the third edition, the British Horseracing Board has arranged a series of one-day seminars designed to provide practical guidance on the implementation of the relevant requirements. These seminars will be held around the country and run by Tony Payne, a specialist Health and Safety Consultant and the dates and locations are:
6 October Northern Racing College, Doncaster
7 October The Key Centre, Middleham
8 October Hamilton Park Racecourse
20 October Taunton Racecourse
21 October Newbury Racecourse
26 October Wolverhampton Racecourse
27 October Epsom Racecourse
28 October British Racing School, Newmarket
Invitations are being issued this week with The Red Book and, as numbers are limited, bookings are required by 20th September 2004. Further dates will be added if there is sufficient demand.