Animal Welfare Act 2016 Refresher

Equine Inspectorate Training: a two day course is being held at HAPPA on 23rd & 24th February 2017

Open to external delegates within the industry; the training day will provide an understanding of the legislation that is applicable to equine welfare and will explain the background to the implementation of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Equine Welfare is at the heart of HAPPA and it is important that we continue moving forward and remain current, train and develop our staff, and stay focused on HAPPA’s mission; in order to carry on leading the field in equine welfare.

The course explains the role of Local Authority within the framework of controls exercised through animal health and welfare legislation at national, regional and local levels.  On completion delegates should be able to; Interpret and enforce ‘The Welfare Act 2006’; appreciate and develop a collaborative team approach, needed between the various agencies involved, in co-ordinating the enforcement of equine welfare legislation.

A snapshot of the course content in brief: includes the Powers & Duties of Inspector covering the practical enforcement under the Act, Section 4: The offence of ‘Unnecessary Suffering’ Section 9: ‘Duty of Care’ & the issuing of Improvement Notices. The Welfare of Horses at Markets (and other places of sale) order 1990. Horse Passports Regulations 2009.

The course is ideal for anyone looking to update their CV or is employed within a role responsible for enforcing the Animal Welfare Act 2016 or those wishing to embark on a career in the future.  For more information or to book places please contact Amanda Berry on 01282 455992 or email equineadmin@happa.org.uk.

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