Industry Code of Practice

The purpose of this Code of Practice is to help ensure visitor health and safety by providing sensible, practical and proportionate guidance on preventing or controlling ill health at visitor attractions.

Every year millions of people visit premises where members of the public, particularly children, are encouraged to view or touch animals.

This Code of Practice has been produced by the industry and is aimed at the owners, operators and managers of such visitor premises.

It provides guidance, including pictures and real-life case studies, of practical measures that you can apply at your premises to help you comply with the law and keep visitors safe. The examples are from businesses, ranging from conventional farms that open to the public for one day a year to attractions that may cater for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Whenever appropriate, you are encouraged to link to this page. Please do not replicate the documents on your own sites as they are regularly updated and the current documents will always be found here.