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Animal facilities

Hazard Knowledge

Captive animals may be encountered in animal facilities including:

Captive animals should be contained so that they do not come into contact with personnel.

The security features installed can present hazards, such as entrapment, electrocution or falls from height. The security features for captive animals may include: 

  • Self-locking gates 
  • Electrified fences 
  • Moats or ditches 
  • Protected walkways over enclosures