Horsebox and Trailer Safety Seminar
NFU Mutual, The British Horse Society and PRP Rescue Services recently attended Hadlow College to run a seminar to highlight the importance of horsebox and trailer safety.
The seminar was attended by our second year Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management students and consisted of a mixture of short lectures.
The lectures included tyre safety and accident reporting; an introduction to horsebox and trailer safety, including why accidents and breakdowns happen; common problems and how to prevent them; accident reporting and procedures to be taken in the event of an accident or breakdown and the importance of planning ahead.
The seminar also included a section about the law relating to horseboxes and trailers, driver licensing, overloading, drivers’ hours and vehicle roadworthiness.
The lectures were followed by a practical session providing the students with an opportunity to learn how to perform basic safety checks on a horsebox and trailer including: checking tyre pressure; checking tyre tread levels; checking oil levels and ensuring that indicators and lights worked correctly.
It was a very informative seminar providing the students with information and practical skills needed to ensure safe practice and compliance with current legislation.