Risk Assessments and Public Liability Insurance
At Five Sisters Zoo we give children and adults the opportunity to experience nature close up, instilling a healthy respect for animals and other living organisms. The health and safety of all those visiting the zoo is of utmost importance and we encourage you to review the Risk Assessments that may be required by your organisation.
If you have any queries relating to Health and Safety, please contact us in advance prior to your group visit: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01506 870000.
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ANIMAL HANDLING SESSIONS
These fun educational activities are undertaken at the zoo, and this risk assessment is intended to provide an overview of the specific risks and controls required as a result of this activity. The risk assessment General Livestock Interaction MUST be read in conjunction with this document.
BUGS COUNT AND POLLI:NATION (OPAL) SESSIONS
This assessment covers the risks to individuals and groups participating in these two outdoor learning sessions.
POND DIPPING (OPAL WATER QUALITY) SESSIONS
This assessment covers the risks to individuals and groups participating in the pond dipping session.
GENERAL LIVESTOCK INTERACTION
This risk assessment applies to the handling of animals, including category 1, 2 and 3 at Five Sisters Zoo.
ZOO TO YOU (OUTREACH)
Keepers attend local schools colleges and similar facilities to provide animal handling, education and outreach work for the zoo. The keepers will take the same animals as those used during zoo animal handling sessions. Risk Assessments General Livestock Interaction and Animal Handling Sessions MUST be read in conjunction with this risk assessment as it contains the bulk of specific activity information relevant to this task.
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
This assessment covers the risks to members of the public visiting the zoo.
This assessment covers the risks associated with use of the play equipment, including in our outdoor play area.
Your safety is a priority in any given situation. Serious acts of violence are fortunately relatively infrequent.
Should your group be utilising the Five Sisters Zoo minibus for transportation to and from the zoo, please review this document.