Al Ain Zoo takes health and safety very seriously and expects people in charge of children to act responsibly. When visiting the zoo with your school class, please note:
- Children must be supervised throughout their visit and we recommend at least one adult to supervise every 10 children.
- Children must understand what standard of behavior is expected and who is responsible for the group.
- The accompanying adults must understand that they are responsible for the behavior of the children in their charge.
HAZARD, RISKS AND CONTROLS
- Dangerous animals, risk of being bitten
Controls: Warning signs on enclosures; safety barriers in place; feeding of animals is prohibited.
- Contact with animals and animal artifacts, risk of disease contraction or accidental injury
Controls:Hand-cleansing facilities available in places where there is direct contact with animals; wash basins provided in Giraffe feeding area; warning and advisory signs displayed; feeding the animals and unplanned contact with animals is prohibited; contact with animals is supervised by Education Centre and zoo staff; if soap is unavailable in dispenser, please make a staff member of the zoo aware.
- Darkness in the Nocturnal House risk of injury from collisions and tripping.
Controls: Go slowly to adjust eyes to light level signage; warning signs are placed at the entrance
- Climbing on railings, fencing, walls, seating, raised garden areas, pillars, trees, posts and sculptures risk of injury from falling
Controls: Active supervision by teachers and zoo staff
- Electric fencing around some enclosures risk of injury from electric shock
Controls: Electric fence warning signage
- Play areas
Controls: Active supervision by parent and school staff; supervision in accordance with the recommended ratio is an expectation
- Zoo vehicles risk of being hit by zoo vehicle
Controls: Site speed limit: driver training and experience