Preventing ill health from Animal Contact – Industry Code of Practice

Preventing or controlling ill health from animal contact at visitor attractions – Industry Code of Practice Launched 25th June 2012 and replaces the HSE guidance AIS 23

Every year millions of people visit premises where members of the public,
particularly children, are encouraged to view or touch animals. The purpose of this Code of Practice is to help ensure visitor health and safety by providing sensible, practical and proportionate guidance on preventing or controlling ill health at visitor attractions. This Code of Practice has been produced by the industry and is aimed at the owners, operators and managers of such visitor premises. It provides guidance, including
pictures and real-life case studies, of practical measures that you can apply at your premises to help you comply with the law and keep visitors safe. The examples are from businesses, ranging from conventional farms that open to the public for one day a year to attractions that may cater for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Download the Code of Practice Summary (177kb) Code_of_Practice_Summary

Download the Code of Practice (2 mb)

Download an extract from the Code of Practice – Advice to Teachers (116kb) Code_of_Practice_Teachers

Clean Hands Zone Toolkit

FCFCG has designed a set of free-to-use, highly accessible Health & Safety signs to encourage farm visitors to wash their hands. The new signs are particularly relevant for young children, people with learning difficulties or other special needs. For further details and to download the kit please click here