Safety and Security Information for visitors
Visitors are always welcome at our home Blackcleugh Bastle, however, we are a small family run business and as such have a duty to ensure the health and safety for you and your family. With this in mind we would like you to take a few moments and read our very small but important health and safety information.
In these uncertain times we all need to be aware of Covid-19 and to take adequate precautions. Visitors are more than welcome here, however we do ask you bring a mask and adhere to the current government guidelines. We have adequate hand sanitiser on site. If we can keep you safe, then we ourselves will remain safe.
We have adequate parking on site for visitors, however, the last several hundred yards are not suitable for vehicles which are very low to the ground. Despite the road being owned by the local authority it is still a stone track, and is a bit bumpy. There are a few spaces available at the top of the track where a vehicle can be parked if required. If anyone does park at the top of track we are more than happy to meet you there and bring you down in our vehicle, alternatively you can walk down the track being careful of trips and slips. Please ensure you do not block the road or any gates into the fields.
The main risk at Swinhope Labradors and German Shepherds is one of slips and trips. We are a small working farm and as such some areas can be quite slippery and the ground uneven. We would ask all visitors to avoid wearing heels and to ensure the footwear is sturdy and strong. If we visit the kennel area we would have to walk down several stone steps, again this can be slippery at times, and therefore caution is essential. Please do not wear any clothes you would not like to get mucky. This is just in case you would like to see the dogs running around, and dogs being dogs they like to run and jump and be made a fuss of.
We do not have aggressive dogs at Swinhope Labradors and German Shepherd’s. All of the dogs can be petted but not without Rob or Sarah being present.
Visitors with children. We would ask children not be allowed to run around as they may fall and hurt themselves.
Whilst we have never had any problems whatsoever here at Swinhope Labradors and German shepherds, we are under a legal obligation to advise you of any hazards which have the potential to cause injury.
First-aid is available on site from Rob or Sarah.