|Range of VariablesThe Range of Variables explains the contexts within which the performance and knowledge requirements of this standard may be assessed. The scope of variables chosen in training and assessment requirements may depend on the work situations available|
What personal protective equipment may be relevant to this standard?
|This may include boots, helmet, overalls, gloves, protective eyewear, hearing protection, respirator or face mask, and sun protection (sun hat, sunscreen). |
What checks might be included in the procedures for determining ill health?
|Included may be the checking of nasal passages, vaginal or rectal discharge, rectal temperature, coughing, abnormal coat conditions, changes to pulse, respiration changes, abnormal behaviour, vices such as weaving, depraved appetite, or other boredom conditions that may reflect on the health of stabled horses. |
Why might a check of rectal temperature be undertaken prior to work?
|In some organisations, the taking of rectal temperature prior to work may identify a range of preclinical symptoms of respiratory infection or other illness which would not otherwise be identified. |
What organisation work procedures may apply to this standard?
|They will be based on sound agricultural principles and practices and may include supervisors oral or written instructions, livestock production program, organisation standard operating procedures, specifications, routine maintenance schedules, work notes; product labels and Material Safety Data Sheets; manufacturers service specifications and operators manuals, waste disposal, recycling and re-use guidelines, and OHS procedures. |
What actions could be taken to eliminate or minimise the OHS risk?
|Relevant OHS hazards identification, risk assessment and risk control measures include safe work systems and procedures for: reducing kicks, bites and crushing injuries from horses - this will include using calm and positive actions to avoid alarming stockmanual handling systems and procedurespreventing infection from injured/sick stocksystems and procedures for outdoor work, including protection from solar radiationselecting, using and maintaining relevant personal protective equipmentclear communication between workers, especially when working together within a close proximity.All working routines for horses must be carried out in line with the provisions of the Workplace Health and Safety Acts and relevant animal codes of welfare. |
What are some of the restraint devices?
|Rearing bit, war bridle, blindfold, twitch, neck skin hold, leg strap, hobbles, and sidelines. |
What might some of the life threatening ailments be that are found in the horses?
|These may include twisted bowel/colic, malpresentation of foals, or bleeding. |
In what situations might emergency First Aid procedures may be used?
|In situations where bleeding, cast horses, trauma, or leg injuries are discovered. |
|For more information on contexts, environment and variables for training and assessment refer to the Sector Booklet. |