We have received a directive from the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission, regarding Work Place Health and Safety. The Directive is as below and is also available in the PDF attached.
5 July 2017
Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
PO Box 2523
Adalia, QLD 4811
As you are aware, I recently visited Mount Isa Racecourse and in my visit, I attended early morning track-work at the track. Whilst in general participants conducted their duties in a good and safe manner.
It is my opinion and direction in regards to Work Place Health & Safety that all rider’s and participants who enter the race-track prior to sunrise must wear Safety Warning Light along with a Reflective Vest.
I also noted horses being led to the course on Public Roadway and Thoroughfare, which also requires Reflective Gear.
I have included the AR. Rules I refer to, and would like to bring this to your attention. Should you have any concerns or if any further clarification is required please feel free to contact myself.
AR.87AAA. Every licensed or registered person or permit holder shall when mounted on a horse during darkness have affixed to his helmet a safety warning light of a type approved by the Stewards. Provided that this Rule does not apply to any location where Stewards have ruled that sufficient artificial lighting exists.
AR.80D. A trainer must ensure that every horse in his care that is being led or ridden outside his stable premises on a public roadway or thoroughfare prior to sunrise wears a rug or other gear with reflective strips and that its rider or attendant wears a reflective vest of a design approved by the Stewards. Any person breaching this rule or found responsible for a breach of this rule may be penalized.
Senior Steward – North Queensland
P: 07 4778 2933
M: 0439 708 921