This files below contain information concerning the Trust and the Volunteer Support Groups, operations.

Some aspects are mandatory imposed either by law or by the Board of the Trust, as they consider it essential in order to:

  • ensure all monies raised for the Trust are paid to it;
  • enable the Trust to account for the actions of its groups;
  • assist in the safe operation of the Trusts volunteers;
  • ensure groups recognise they are accountable to the Trust for their actions and the cash they raise.

Operating outside these Codes of Practice may cause the Trust to be in jeopardy with the Charity Commission. 

If you have any doubts or queries, please call the office on 024 7669 6551. 

Finally, thank you for committing yourselves to our unique cause. The Support Group network plays the most vital role in promoting rare breeds to the public and in communicating the national importance of our conservation work. 

1. General Health and Safety

2. Accident reporting and RIDDOR

3. First aid

4. Risk Assessments

5. Control of substances hazardous to health

6. Safeguarding children and vulnerable people

7. Construction (design and management)

8. Pesticides

9. Electrical safety

10. Personal safety (working at risk and lone working)

11. Training complaints and prior learning policy

12. Storage, carriage and use of LPG

13. Safety signs

14. Sources of information

15. Occupational hygiene and health

16. Repetitive strain injury and HAVS

17. Use of display screen equipment

18. Working in confined spaces

19. Highways and byways working

20. Food handling and preparation

21. Managing waste - storage of petrol, oil and solvents

22. Working with farm animals

23. RBST trademark

24. New and expectant mothers

25. Driving on business

26. Stress at work

27. Managing safety at events

28. Lifting and carrying

29. Fire safety

30. Working at heights

31. Declaration of interests and conflicts of interest policy for trainers and advisors

32. Data protection and privacy policy

33. Malpractice maladministration of staff and trainers

34. Alcohol and drugs policy

35. Procurement policy