Health and Safety
Here at The Garden House, we follow very strict guidelines with regards to health and safety. Whilst our site is safe, we remind our visitors that we are outdoors and on a ‘working farm’.
All we ask is that you respect the environment and each other. It is a place to be enjoyed by all, and health and safety is of great importance to us. If anyone has any concerns or requires any further information, then please let us know!
We advice that those visiting us wear appropriate footwear and come prepared for rainy weather!
Adults are responsible for supervising children at all times whilst here at The Garden House. Parents are responsible for children’s safety when using play areas. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
People can be infected by E.Coli OI57 or Cryptosporidium Parvum through consuming contaminated food or drink in a farm environment, where there is direct contact with contaminated animals. The risk is low and we perform risk assessments to ensure the risks are controlled and managed.
It is imperative that you stay safe by washing your hands at the available washing stations. This must be done before eating or drinking. as well as when you enter or leave the farm. Gel washes are not a substitute, but are supplied to aid hand washing.
We aren’t a petting farm, so we ask that visitors do not touch our animals on site. We do ask that you respect our animals and don’t shout, touch or tease the animals. Animals can peck or bite, and so do not put your fingers near their mouths.
Clothing & First Aid
We know, the weather is unpredictable in the North of England! We therefore ask that visitors come dressed prepared. Wellies and waterproofs are always a good idea. Wellies and waterproofs are always a good idea.
The first aid station is located near the cafe. We aim to have a volunteer who has been trained in first aid on-site whenever The Garden House is open. Please inform any volunteers if you require first aid.