Supporting the BHS with its Approved Livery Yard Scheme
keep control of the ever escalating cost of insurance or perhaps
obtain insurance at all, equine businesses must sustain an increasingly
professional approach, making good stable administration and risk
assessment a daily process. Equine Intelligence provides an easy-to-follow
programme of administration, enabling you to run a more professional
and financially rewarding business.
insurance fees have risen steeply following 11th Sept 2001 and claims
increased due to no-win-no-fee contracts, the insurance industry
is demanding greater evidence of good practice before offering public
liability covers. Million pound claims within the equestrian industry
are not uncommon and insurers are becoming increasingly uneasy about
renewing contracts and taking on new clients. Barry Fehler of South
Essex Insurance Brokers (SEIB) has described the situation as a
"serious closing down of this market".
BHS is advising businesses to look towards safety and anticipate
potential claims by implementing risk assessment and administration
procedures. Their Approved Livery Yard Scheme requires the keeping
of written livery contracts, land management schedules, and all
aspects of health, safety and medical administration. Chris Doran,
administrative manager of Riding Schools/Approvals at the British
Horse Society states, "I cannot advise too strongly on the
need for attention to detail."
at Equine Intelligence have designed our products around the BHS
Approved Livery Yard Scheme to produce a comprehensive administration
programme. Our products enable you to implement the required changes
with a minimum of fuss, while establishing a valuable record of
incidents to protect your position in the event of an insurance
claim. We believe that streamlining administration facilitates reduces
business costs and improves management efficiencies. Our products
include the following and have been seen by the BHS and SEIB .
A proper record of animal requirements to reduce staff errors and
therefore claims on individual horse policies.
" A professional management structure and proper health and
safety notices to discourage opportunist claimants.
" A good risk assessment programme to protect yard liability
available from our website / telephone or through the BHS bookshop:
" registration form (contract between owner and yard) "
" yard information wall chart (horse medical details, etc)
" health and safety notices
" stable door chart (individual horse/owner requirements) "
stable labels (for tack, rugs etc) " dry wipe & permanent
products for 2003
" risk assessment forms (check list for yard managers regarding
their premises and equipment)
" clients and visitors sign in form
" feed chart
for a brochure or visite our website via our contact details above.
Risk assessment and other soon-to-be-required products are currently
being researched utilising the BHS Approved Livery Yard Scheme.
Watch www.equineiq.com for