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Animal Shelter - Huntingdonshire DC

Intervention area

Health and Safety HS2

Nature of training opportunity

An assessment of the risk control measures that are in place to control zoonoses insofar as they relate to employees and also to visitors to the premises

Training outcome

An opportunity to assess and evaluate the employer’s risk assessments insofar as they relate to the health, safety and welfare of its employees and volunteers (HS2)

An opportunity to assess the precautions that the employer has taken to reduce the ill-health risk associated with animal contact at a visitor attraction (HS5)

Training provider

Wood Green The Animals Shelter, Kings Bush Farm, London Road, Godmanchester, Cambs PE29 2NH


Keith Lawson: Environmental Health Team Leader (Commercial Team). Telephone: 01480 388291. Email : Keith.Lawson@huntingdonshire.gov.uk

Learning period required

One day per year

Precluded dates


Specific requirements

Students should read the following documents prior to the visit:

1.HPA leaflet – ‘Farm Visits and E coli O157’


2.HSE Guidance – ‘Avoiding Ill Health at Open Farms’


3. Review of the major outbreak of E. coli O157 in Surrey, 2009 – Professor George Griffin

Students will be expected to provide waterproof clothing, strong shoes and wellingtons – other PPE will be provided as necessary

Group visit? *


Additional comments

Possible links with HS3 and HS4

Linked visits


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