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EAST SUSSEX PLOUGHING MATCH SOCIETY
RULES AND STANDARDS
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RULES AND STANDARDS FOR HEALTH & SAFETY

1. No one other than the Driver, and in particular, no child, may ride in or on any tractor or similar vehicle designed
to be occupied solely by the Driver.

2. Riders of ATVs should wear a motor helmet complying with BS5361 or 1976 and should comply fully with the
advice contained in Forestry Safety Council Guide No. 35.

3. Any plant, machinery or equipment, including ATVs used before, during or after the Ploughing Match may only be
operated by an adult fully trained in its use. Any use of equipment by anyone under 13 years of age is prohibited,
except for ATVs etc. used for children's rides, which must be sUbject to the requirements of the Code of Safe
Practice at Fairs.

4. Any equipment supplied or lent, for use by the organizers, must comply fully with current legislation and
standards relevant to its use, and must be properly maintained, particularly with regard to brakes, steering, tyres,
horn, hydraulic pipes and connections, and electrical safety. No equipment should be used unless it is considered
safe and is fully guarded, properly maintained and complies with relevant legislation.

5. Plant or machinery must only be operated or demonstrated after ensuring that adequate precautions are taken to
protect the operator and bystanders. If any person encroaches into a danger area, operation should cease
immediately. Unsafe operation will not be allowed and may lead to eviction from the site and possible legal action
by the relevant enforcing authority.

6. Static exhibits must be erected in a way that ensures they present no risk to anyone during the event or during
erection or dismantling. In particular, any plant or machinery relying on oil pressure in a ram or similar device to
support it must be physically propped to prevent collapse, irrespective of the type of safety device fitted to the
hydraulic system.

7. Machines or vehicles left unattended must be immobilized to prevent interference from children.

8. Steam vessels and boilers must have undergone a recent inspection and bear a label indicating the date or
inspection and the name of the inspector. Boilers must hold a currant boiler certificate and appropriate insurance.

9. Fairground devices must be operated subject to the requirements of the Code of Safe Practice at Fairs;
operators must be required to give written assurance that the code is understood and is being observed.

10. liquid petroleum gas appliances used on site must have been recently examined and tested by a competent
person, ahd bear a label showing the date of examination and name of examiner. Their use will not be permitted
unless this has been done, and they may at any time be inspected by the Safety Officer to check this.
11. Fire extinguishers. All stand holders should carry a fire extinguisher on their stand, recently tested and labeled
(see rule 10 above), and they and their staff should know:
(a) Where it is kept or stored.
(b) How to use it.

12. Health and Safety, RE: Loading I Unloading of equipment.
We trust that ALL ploughmen adhere to all the Health & Safety Regulations in carrying out the removal and
replacement of equipment on their trailers and vehicles.
The Society cannot be held responsible if an accident occurs whilst loading I unloading equipment.


13. Other animals including livestock on display are the responsibility of their owners and must be kept under
control at all times. Dogs (except when parading, working or performing) must be kept on leads.

The Committee warns the public to stand back from horses, ploughs, tractors
and all working machinery. Swinging ploughs are hazardous and animals do have minds of their own. The
Committee cannot accept responsibility for any injuries that might be caused.


PLEASE BE AWARE. PLEASE MIND YOUR CHILDREN.


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