Paul was involved professionally in the Horse Industry for over 35 years, training horses, instructing and assessing in multiple disciplines. He established riding programs (arena instruction, trail riding for day, overnight and wilderness rides), instructor training programs and coached and competed at the elite levels;
Paul has been on the board of Horse Safety Australia and the Australian Horse Industry Council (AHIC) where he was a key member of the AHIC Code of Practise Review Group. He delivered the AHIC HorseSafe Risk Management Workshops across Australia and has completed the AHIC Auditors Course. Paul is a qualified Clinic Instructor with Horse Safety Australia; and has also been qualified with the CHA (USA, Canada) and AQHA & HSAA (Judging).
Paul has been involved and provided input in the development of the Adventure Activity Standards and Education Department Guidelines for Horse Riding in several States and has consulted with Workcover NSW for the development of a Scope for the proposed National Code of Practice, legislation for Safework Australia.
Paul is recognised in the insurance industry as a leading Crisis and Risk Management resource and currently the General Manager of Affinity Insurance Brokers and Affinity Equine Insurance. Affinity Insurance Brokers (an Aon owned business) provides public liability insurance for many of the major equine associations and several thousand equine businesses, coaches and trainers across the country.
Visit Paul Davenport at the following sessions
What to do to protect your business
This talk will be an overview of how the various Australian Codes and Guides, which are about horse activities, impact on you.
What do you need to do to meet WHS requirements? What documents do you need to cover your business ? What are your responsibilities if something goes wrong? Can you be sued if an accident happens? Are you responsible for visitors to your property? What is a risk assessment and when should we do them?
This talk will touch on insurance, being sued, and paperwork that you need to protect your business. These issues are hot topics with coaches, riding schools, agistment centres, trainers, and all who interact with others as they run their horse activities.
Why you might be sued and what will help you if you are?
Being sued is a very upsetting experience and often people have not thought ahead and kept evidence of the good things they have done to manage the risks of their businesses. This talk will cover the types of evidence that will help defend a person/business if they are sued.
Do you have any background information which helps explain what happened, why it happened, and that shows you were not at fault? What information will the expert be looking for? What paperwork should you obtain from clients? What records should you make? Which do you keep? How long after an accident can you be sued?