Posted on 5th June 2020
The ABRS are assisting centres by offering Exiting Lockdown Safely Accreditation, verified by the ABRS.
We understand that it is important for centres to reassure clients that their facilities are a safe place to visit after lockdown and that the correct safety measures and protocols are in place.
It is important to be able to communicate to your clients that social distancing and government guidelines will be adhered to, which is why we have designed the Exiting Lockdown Safely Verified Accreditation.
On completely the Verification, centres will get a certificate to demonstrate their understanding and commitment to ensuring a safe place for all.
To become a verified centre you need to
1. Complete the e-learning course on Safe Working Practices while Exiting Lockdown.
The online e-learning course is designed for equestrian centre owners and their staff to ensure that they are fully prepared and feel confident in the transition phase, this can be accessed for free by emailing the office. Please note that if you have not received an email check your junk.
2. Download and complete the ABRS Covid-19 Risk Assessment.
The Risk Assessment is specifically designed for exiting lockdown to enable you to plan how you can run your riding centres whilst minimising risks of infection for clients and staff.
It covers the stages of lockdown as guided by BEF from private lessons to livery clients etc to the full operation of a riding centre.
All centres who complete both the e-learning course and the Risk Assessment* will gain an additional ABRS verified accreditation on exiting lockdown safely certificate to help put their clients minds at ease.
On completion of both resources, centres can send their evidence of their completed risk assessment in video or image format to the office by email.
It would be beneficial for centres to also encourage their staff to complete the training and keep a log of this for future reference.
We know that this will go some way towards helping your staff and your clients build their confidence whilst we make the transition out of lockdown.