Evaluation of safety vests – Health and safety in Australian racing

  • 65 pages

  • Published: 22 Apr 2014

  • Author(s): Foote, C.E., Gibson, T.J. , McGauran, P.J.

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Jockey safety is of paramount importance to the Australian horse racing industry and the equipment available to jockeys must find a balance between offering effective protection and being comfortable.
Compulsory for jockeys and trackwork riders since 1998, safety vests are now an established part of the kit worn by jockeys.
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of existing safety vests for jockeys and trackwork riders in Australia. The adoption of this report’s research findings will make long-lasting improvements to the safety of jockeys and trackwork riders in Australia.