Health & Safety Policy

The Pink Pig Farm prides itself on being a brilliant open farm attraction. Visitors are welcome to interact with our animals and we hope your little ones will enjoy themselves in our wonderful indoor & outdoor play areas. We advise all visitors to read the health & safety policy below. If there is anything you are unsure about, or would simply like more information about something, please ask a member of staff during your visit.

Hygiene

Please ensure that you & your children have washed their hands thoroughly after handling / touching the animals, before consuming any food or drink. This is very important! Cleansing wipes and anti-bacterial hand gel are inadequate cleaning methods. It's always best to properly wash your hands! Always supervise your children when doing this.

Handwashing facilities can be found in the farm park, just before the animal trail. You can also wash your hands in the play barn toilets or in The Greedy Pig toilets.

 

Feeding & Touching Animals

Assume that all animals carry harmful micro-organisms but if you follow these guidelines the risk is relatively low:

You MUST ensure that both you & your children have properly washed their hands after handling or touching any animals.

You MUST ensure that young children are supervised by a responsible adult when washing their hands.

REMEMBER CLEANSING WIPES & ANTI-BACTERIAL HAND GEL ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR SOAP & WATER

DO NOT consume food or drink in the animal areas. Only eat in the designated zones.

DO NOT allow children to kiss the animals or chew fences.

DO NOT enter any animal enclosure under any circumstance.

DO NOT give the animals any food other than what may have been provided for feeding by a member of staff.

You MUST thoroughly wash your hands before leaving the farm.

Check pushchair wheels & footwear before going home, clean them and wash your hands after touching them.

 

Smoking

Smoking is NOT permitted anywhere on the farm.

 

Rules of Play

All children MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
Children should use the toilet and wash their hands before entering the play area.
Leave badges and jewellery with a responsible adult. Spectacles should only be worn if used with a retainer and shatter proof lenses.
Please remove shoes before entering the play area. Socks MUST be worn at all times.
Age restrictions vary dependant on the play zone that visitors are using. These are in place for the safety and enjoyment of all children.
Clothes with ropes and cords should NOT be worn in the play area.
Please DO NOT play in front of slide exits.
No sharp objects may be taken into the play area.
It is forbidden to climb on the netted walls or the system structure.
No food, drink or chewing gum should be taken into the play area.
It is forbidden to smoke or play with fire within the play centre.
Children who are unwell should NOT enter the play area.
Balls or other objects should NOT be thrown at each other.
Fighting or bullying will NOT be tolerated. Guilty parties may be asked to leave.
Parents / guardians are liable for the behaviour and well being of their children and MUST maintain supervision at all times.
In the interest of Health & Safety, please ensure that any food debris on the floor is picked / wiped up as soon as possible. Report any spillages to a member of staff.
Report all accidents to a member of staff, to ensure that we can provide any necessary assistance and minimise the potential of reoccurrence. These will be logged and are an important part of ongoing safety audits.
Nappy changing & the use of potties etc., should be conducted in the baby changing room. Place nappies in the correct bins provided.
For Health & Safety reasons, only food purchased at The Pink Pig may be consumed in our eateries, but you may take picnics outside.
Report any behavioural concerns to a member of staff. Don’t attempt to intervene yourself.

Further reading can be found by clicking; code of conduct.

 

First Aid

If first aid is required, please alert a member of staff for assistance.

 

Risk & Responsibility

We CANNOT accept liability for any injury to persons, loss of property, or damage to personal belongings, however caused.

Children & belongings remain YOUR own responsibility when visiting The Pink Pig Farm. We are NOT responsible for any accidents that may occur.

 

Comments

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