Health & Safety

Please read all health & safety information carefully, and complete the visitor information at the end of the form once completed. Please ensure all members of your party have read and understood the safety advice.  Any children under 18 and their understanding and compliance with the safety measures, are the responsibility of the supervising adult. 

Avoid Slips.Trips, and Falls

1) Always wear suitable clothing: • Wear walking boots or walking shoes with good grip • Gloves, warm/rainproof clothing. • Please ensure cords and pull strings are secured and contained to avoid snagging/catching.

2) Assess surroundings and remain aware of the terrain, and changing weather and lighting conditions.

3) Take extra caution if conditions become wet/icy especially on uneven terrain

4) Avoid hazardous conditions and ensure visibility, bring a torch if lighting is low

5) Electric fencing: Always assume fences are electrified and avoid making any physical contact

  • Livestock

1) Approach livestock slowly and avoid sudden movements or sounds that could startle the animals.

2) Be aware that the goats may challenge each other (pushing, butting, reariing) – if this behaviour occurs in your vicinity. Keep calm and step away and keep clear of that interaction.

3) Keep aware of location of entire herd to avoid, tripping over goats either unseen behind or under foot.

4) These animals are very intelligent and inquisitive so please be aware they may approach.  

  • Etiquette

1) Always close gates behind you to ensure no goats escape and reduce risk of dogs entering.

2)  Always approach and move slowly around livestock so as not to startle or stress them. No screaming or shouting when around the herd.

3) Please do not share the exact location of our herds to ensure their safety and security 

  • Reporting of Health and Safety Incident(s)

In the event of a health and safety incident, please report the incident immediately to the point of contacted listed below.

Old Irish Goat Society Contact: Carol Loftus – Ph: 087 2030036 – Email: [email protected] or Sean Carolan: [email protected]