Tasracing assigns the highest priority to our responsibilities in relation to the safety of all racing participants.
Tasracing is committed to maintaining the highest possible standards in relation to the safety of the racing venues and equipment provided to racing participants.
All racing participants are kindly asked to always remember their personal responsibilities in relation to their own safety, those in their care, and to the general public who attend racing events.
All persons should be aware that entry to Tasracing venues is at the individuals own risk and that Tasracing accepts no responsibility for injury or loss to any person entering Tasracing venues. Any unlicensed person entering a Restricted Area such as the Day Stalls or Barriers, do so at their own risk. There are signs at all Tasmanian racing venues clearly identifying these Restricted Areas.
Tasracing advises all racing participants and members of the public that under no circumstances are children allowed access to Restricted Racing Areas areas. Clear signage at all racing venues identifies the location of Restricted Areas, and notifies that no children are permitted access. Under new workplace legislation that came into effect in January 2013, these areas are legally designated Work Areas presenting specialised risk. Therefore Tasracing oversees strict controls and guidelines governing their use.
All users of these areas, including Trainers, Jockeys, Club Officials and RST staff are considered to be a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) under the legislation and as such carry equal responsibility for ensuring that the areas are as safe as reasonably practicle.
Fines for breaches of the new legislation are significant. For example, the Charge of ‘Failure to Comply with The Health and Safety Act – Category 3’ (the lowest category of offence) carries maximum fines as follows:
QUESTIONS RELATED TO THIS LEGISLATION AND YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Tasracing’s Chief Operating Officer – Kim Elliott, is always willing to assist with any questions you might have in relation to this legislation, and to assist with or resolve any issues you may have and to provide information or guidance on identifying hazards or risks.
Kim can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 6212 9331.