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Please familiarise yourselves with these few guidelines regarding Fire Risks and General Health & Safety!

This section contains the following articles:
• Fire Risk Assessment - Penhalt Farm 'The Flat'
• Fire Risk Assessment - Widemouth Bay 'Aalsmeer Bungalow'
• Fire Risk Assessment - Penhalt Farm 'Campsite'
• Fire Risk Assessment - Penhalt Farm 'Holiday Caravan'
• Access Details - Penhalt Farm Campsite

• Health & Safety Policy - Penhalt Farm Campsite

Remember: Children should not be allowed on the farm unsupervised!

FIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS

Penhalt Farm - The Flat

KITCHEN:
Various sources of ignition: Mains operated micro-wave, hob, oven and toaster

BUNK BEDROOM:
Night storage heater (Must NOT be covered) and power point

TWIN BEDROOM:
Night storage heater (Must NOT be covered) and power point

FAMILY BEDROOM:
Night storage heater (Must NOT be covered) and 2 power points

LOUNGE/DINING ROOM:
Night storage heater (Must NOT be covered) and 1 electric fire

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Means of Fire Detection:
Smoke Detectors positioned in the Kitchen and on the Landing

Means of Fire Prevention:
Fire Blanket, Water Extinguisher & Powder Extinguisher

Means of EXIT in case of Fire:
Down the main stairs and out the door

In the event of an uncontrollable fire, please call 999. Ensure all occupants are out of the building. Do not return for precious items or documents until allowed to do so by the Emergency Services. Alert other residents on the Camp Site.

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WARNING: 
We do not expect visitors to leave the flat unattended with appliances turned on that could increase the risk of fire.

Aalsmeer Bungalow

KITCHEN:
Various sources of ignition: Oil-fired Aga range, mains operated micro-wave, hob, oven, toaster, dish washer, washing machine and tumble dryer with appropriate power points

BUNK BEDROOM:
Night storage heater (Must NOT be covered)

TWIN BEDROOM:
Night storage heater (Must NOT be covered)

DOUBLE BEDROOM:
Night storage heater (Must NOT be covered), electric heater and power point

LOUNGE/DINING ROOM:
Night storage heater (Must NOT be covered) and 1 electric fire

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Means of Fire Detection:
Smoke Detectors positioned in the Kitchen and the Hall

Means of Fire Prevention:
Fire Blanket, Water Extinguisher & Powder Extinguisher

Means of EXIT in case of Fire:
Out the front or back doors

In the event of an uncontrollable fire, please call 999. Ensure all occupants are out of the building. Do not return for precious items or documents until allowed to do so by the Emergency Services. Alert neighbours as appropriate.

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WARNING:
We do not expect visitors to leave the bungalow unattended with appliances turned on that could increase the risk of fire.

Penhalt Farm – Camp Site

CAMPSITE GENERALLY:

Various sources of ignition, both electrical and open fire according to the user of each pitch. For this reason only BBQ fires are allowed if raised off the ground and suitable precautions taken 

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WARNING:
We do not expect visitors to leave their pitch unattended with appliances turned on that could increase the risk of fire.

GAMES ROOM:
Power points positioned around the room

TOILET & SHOWER BLOCK:
All electrical items are hard-wired to avoid possible electrocution

LAUNDRY ROOM:
The well-equipped laundry room has washing machines, tumble driers, ironing and washing up facilities. All electrical items are hard-wired to avoid possible electrocution

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Means of Fire Detection:
Smoke Detectors positioned in the Laundry Room and Games Room

Means of Fire Prevention:
Ample Water Extinguishers & Powder Extinguishers are located nearby in marked positions

Means of EXIT in case of Fire:
Out the doorway onto the main campsite area

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In the event of an uncontrollable fire, please call 999. Ensure all occupants are out of the building. Do not return for precious items or documents until allowed to do so by the Emergency Services. Alert other residents on the Camp Site.

Penhalt Farm – Holiday Caravan

GENERAL:
Various sources of ignition, both electrical and LPG Gas according to the needs of the residents. It is expected that residents will observe all Safety Rules regarding the use of gas appliances 

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Means of Fire Detection:
Smoke Detectors are positioned appropriately in the Caravan

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Means of Fire Prevention:
Fire blanket and suitable Water Extinguishers & Powder Extinguishers are located within the caravan and nearby in marked positions

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Means of EXIT in case of Fire:
Out the doorway onto the main campsite area

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In the event of an uncontrollable fire, please call 999. Ensure all occupants are out of the building. Do not return for precious items or documents until allowed to do so by the Emergency Services. Alert other residents on the Camp Site.

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WARNING:
We do not expect visitors to leave the caravan unattended with appliances turned on that could increase the risk of fire.

 

ACCESS DETAILS

Penhalt Farm Campsite

Penhalt Farm Holiday Park is adjacent to the working farm. The site is located three quarters of a mile from the coast road and the tarmac farm lane leading to the site is on a gentle slope and is restricted to a 10 mph speed limit which also applies all around the site.

The top half of the site is flat and the lower half gently slopes towards the coast. The whole site overlooks Widemouth Bay and surrounding countryside.  

The Park in general is suitable for wheelchair users but there are some restrictions.

RESTRICTIONS

Reception/Shop & Laundry Room:

1. The Reception/shop is only accessible by two steps. The first 60mm and the second 140mm high risers
2. The Laundry Room has a 150mm step

Caravans:

The static caravan is accessed by steps and the doors are not wide enough to take wheelchairs.

Touring and Camping:

Penhalt has 100 touring pitches, 25 of those with electric hook ups. The top half of the site is flat and the area immediately surrounding Reception and amenities block is tarmac and good for wheelchair users.

Dogs:

Dogs are welcome on site and expected that their owners will keep them on a lead and not let them roam the campsite, especially not near the farm animals. A designated dog walking area is provided.

Facilities:

There are ladies and gents showers, games room with two pool tables, laundry room and shop but they have the restrictions as detailed above. There is also a disabled toilet and baby changing room, next to the laundry, accessed by a slight slope.

There are also some sinks available outside the laundry room, on the end of the amenity block, which are readily accessible for wheelchair users.

The swings and play area are beside the amenity block and have level access.

All rubbish areas and water points are easily accessible via level access.

Access to the farm is over a stony uneven yard.

Whenever it is possible we try to provide our customers, when asked, with pitches that are the most convenient for them.

The Local Area:

No bus service runs from the site but there is a bus stop 1-mile away which serves Bude and the surrounding areas. However, it is fair to say, that this stop is only accessed by both a steep downhill and uphill coast road from Penhalt Farm.

Taxis are available from Bude, of which some cater for wheelchairs.

For any other information or clarification please do not hesitate to contact us or enquire at: 
Bude Tourist Information Centre , The Crescent, Bude EX23 8LE   Phone: 01288 354240 

HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY

Penhalt Farm

ACCESS TO THE CAMPSITE:

The maximum speed once leaving the coast road and entering the property is 10mph. This is not the speed to drive at should conditions dictate that a slower speed is necessary.

Caution should be exercised when entering the actual camp site should children be running around. 

Please do not drive unnecessarily onto the grassed areas should the ground be soft unless directed by staff to do so.

It is expected that visitors to Penhalt Farm will familiarise themselves with the appropriate FIRE RISK Assessment Document, HEALTH & SAFETY Document and conduct themselves in a manner according to the few rules in force at Penhalt Farm

GENERAL RULES:

We don't have many rules...

Our main objective here at Penhalt Farm is to allow all guests to enjoy uninterrupted peace and privacy, therefore you can understand why we have these few rules...

Only 'off the grass' BBQs are allowed. Camp fires are not permitted as the campsite sits mainly on grass.

No loud music or televisions so as to disturb other visitors, especially late evenings when young children may be sleeping (or trying to!)

Dogs must be kept under control at all times. Remember this is a farming community and there are farm animals nearby.

Should you wish to cancel a booking, we will refund the amount in excess of the deposit, by the method used to pay us. Any refund of the deposit is entirely at the owners discretion.

THE PLAY AREA:

We have several items of outdoor play equipment for the use by children of various ages. It is expected that for younger children some adult supervision might be required whilst for older children some unattended use may be permitted. It is not Penhalt Farm’s policy to oversee or control such use of the play equipment – we expect the parents or guardians to look after their children in a responsible manner.

Accidents do happen and whilst Penhalt Farm maintain the play equipment in order that it be generally safe and ‘fit for use’ this does not prevent children from ‘falling from’ or injuring themselves in some other unexpected manner.

EMERGENCY TREATMENT:

Depending upon the seriousness of any injury, howsoever caused, a basic First Aid Kit is available at all times.

For Minor Injuries:

The Minor Injuries Unit at Stratton Community Hospital, Stratton, Bude.  Tel: 01288 320101

The unit is run by highly skilled specialist nurses / practitioners and are able to treat a range of minor conditions.

Minor Injury Units (MIUs) treat a range of minor conditions, which have occurred during the previous14 days from injury, including X-ray if appropriate – including sprains and strains, broken bones, traumatic wound infections (not surgical wounds), minor burns and scalds, head injuries (where the person has not been unconscious), insect and animal bites or stings, minor eye injuries, and general cuts, bruising and grazes.

If you are not sure whether your injury is minor and can be treated in a minor injuries unit, contact NHS 111.

Emergency treatment can be obtained by dialling 999

THE FLAT & CARAVAN:

Various sources of fire or other injury can occur by accidents involving knives, falling down, burns from fires and both the Flat and the Caravan have items that can injure. As above, treatment can be arranged according to the seriousness of the injury.

THE FARMYARD:

Farmyards are extremely dangerous for many reason – uneven surfaces to walk on, a range of farmyard mechanical equipment and in some cases farm animals can, if frightened, attempt to run by you with the possibility that you may be knocked over.

Children should not be allowed on the farm unsupervised!

Penhalt  Farm