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RAMs

Risk Analysis Management (RAM’s)

 

Area

Hazard Prevention Responsibility
While at complex

Lost student

Regular head counts.

Teacher/caregiver

 

Barn

Fall off grand stand

Trip on concrete floor

Walk into tables/BBQ

Remind the children to stay seated.

Remind the children to walk.

Display signs advising the children where they can and cannot go.

Teacher/caregiver/farmers

Nursery Shed

Scratch by small animal (e.g. rabbit)

Bitten

Allergic or anaphylactic reaction to animals/insects etc.

Fall off seats

Show children how to hold the animals properly.

Remind the children to stay nice and calm and gentle.

Check if anyone has allergies before giving them an animal to hold.

(We need to be informed of any allergies prior to starting the booking; ensure child has appropriate medications with them for the duration of the visit.)

Remind the children to stay seated while holding the animals.

Teacher/caregiver/farmers

Farm walk

Fall in Pond

Slip/fall over

Bitten by animal

Allergic or anaphylactic reaction to animals/insects/ animal food etc.

Ensure all gates around the pond are locked.

Remind the children to stay behind fence.

Remind the children to walk don’t run.

Hold your hand flat when feeding animals as instructed by the famer.

Check if anyone has allergies.

(We need to be informed of any allergies prior to starting the booking; ensure child has appropriate medications with them for the duration of the visit. We can arrange for separate feed bags to be made if the contents of our usual feed may cause harm to the child)

Teacher/caregiver/farmers

Horse and pony rides

Fall off

Kicked

Bitten

Stood on

Remind the children to remain calm and quiet.

Remind the children not to walk behind the horses/ponies.

Do not feed the horses/ponies.

Remain on the platform (do not walk into the arena area).

Ensure all riders wear a helmet fitted correctly.

Teacher/caregiver/farmers
Maze and Caves

Slip/fall over

Fall in small pond

Scared & Upset

Ensure all fences around the pond are safe.

Remind the children to stay behind fence.

Remind the children to walk don’t run.

Pair children up or stay with an adult if they are upset.

Teacher/caregiver/farmers
Tractor rides

Child fall off tractor

Slip when standing on tractor

Fall while getting on/off tractor

Remind everyone to sit down when the tractor is moving and hold on.

Take time when getting onto the tractor, hold on and watch your step.

Teacher/caregiver/farmers

Weather

–          Sun

–          Rain

–          Wind

–          Thunder & lightening

Sunburnt

Get cold/sick

Trees fall down/leaves blowing around

In extreme weather such as thunder & lightening we will close the farm for safety reasons.

The horse & tractor rides will close down during this time.

Wear sunblock and hats.

Wear warm clothing and rain gear.

Ensure all hazardous trees and trimmed back and leaves are all racked up.

Teacher/caregiver/farmers

  • A First Aid Kit is available at the main office at the front entrance of the Farm Park
  • In case of emergency, please follow farm staff. An emergency assembly point is located in main carpark
  • Kiwi Valley Farm Park takes all care to ensure the safety of all visitors to our complex, however, we take no responsibility for any adverse events that may occur on our complex.
  • Farmer Crystal is also a Fully Qualified Paramedic. In case of an emergency, accident or injury, please ask a member of staff to see her if required.