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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2015

Development of a safety management web tool for horse stables

Leppälä, Jarkko; Lunner Kolstrup, Christina; Pinzke, Stefan; Rautiainen, Risto; Saastamoinen, Markku; Särkijärvi, Susanna

Abstract

Managing a horse stable involves risks, which can have serious consequences for the stable, employees, clients, visitors and horses. Existing industrial or farm production risk management tools are not directly applicable to horse stables and they need to be adapted for use by managers of different types of stables. As a part of the InnoEquine project, an innovative web tool, InnoHorse, was developed to support horse stable managers in business, safety, pasture and manure management. A literature review, empirical horse stable case studies, expert panel workshops and stakeholder interviews were carried out to support the design. The InnoHorse web tool includes a safety section containing a horse stable safety map, stable safety checklists, and examples of good practices in stable safety,Managing a horse stable involves risks, which can have serious consequences for practices in stable safety, horse handling and rescue planning. This new horse stable safety management tool can also help in organizing work processes.

Keywords

horse stable; safety; management; web tool

Published in

Animals
2015, volume: 5, number: 4, pages: 1136-1146

Authors' information

Leppälä, Jarkko
Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)
Pinzke, Stefan
Rautiainen, Risto
Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)
Saastamoinen, Markku
Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)
Särkijärvi, Susanna
Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)

UKÄ Subject classification

Agricultural Occupational Health and Safety

Publication Identifiers

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ani5040402

URI (permanent link to this page)

https://res.slu.se/id/publ/68786