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Document ID (ISN)76417
CIS number 01-580
Year 2000
Convention or series no. HSE AIS23 Supplement (rev.) HSE Agriculture Information Sheet No.23 (rev.)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Avoiding ill health at open farms - Advice to farmers; Advice to teachers
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, June 2000. 4p. + 1p. (Supplement).
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Abstract This information sheet provides advice to farmers and others responsible for open farms on how to reduce health risks to visitors, particularly to children. A supplementary sheet is aimed at teachers. The main hazard is a transmission of animal microorganisms to humans; E. coli O157 in particular can cause severe illness in young children. Main topics covered: legal requirements for open farms; risk assessment; risk control; farm layout and access areas to visitors; animal contact; eating areas; washing facilities; visitor information and signs; staff training and supervision; livestock management procedures; manure and compost; laying out a "no contact" farm. Additional sources of advice to farmers are provided. Replaces CIS 98-676.
Descriptors (primary) livestock rearing; children; agriculture; infection control; biological hazards; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) zoonoses; personal hygiene; hazard evaluation; neighbourhood protection; information of personnel; washing facilities; legislation; data sheet; handling of animals
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Biological hazards
Livestock rearing