Following a request from WorkCover NSW, Racing NSW Industry Training has prepared a Code of Conduct for horse breakers/educators and a copy of this document is hereby attached. This Code should be distributed to all such persons utilising the racecourse property for these purposes.
Clubs should understand that Racing NSW has no jurisdiction over horse breakers/educators as these are independent persons/organisations, generally freelance operators or other third parties who supply a product direct to trainers and (presumably) carry their own insurance. As no contractual or other arrangements exist with Racing NSW, they are distinct from race clubs and trainers which are licensed by ourselves and to whom ongoing OHS guidance/support is provided. Accordingly, a formal licensing or accreditation system for horse breakers/educators is not proposed.
Nonetheless, Racing NSW has prepared the attached Code of Conduct to assist clubs in their capacity as owner/occupier of the racecourse property, whereby clubs are ultimately responsible for the occupational health and safety ("OHS") of all persons on-course, as well as rules/regulations governing training and trackwork. In the circumstances, it is recommended that clubs complete a risk assessment (in conjunction with the trainer) into training activity utilising the club's property, as both parties are required (and qualified) to perform such a task under their OHS responsibilities.
You can download the Code of Conduct for Horse Breakers/Educators PDF Here