- Is it a real donkey? Mules, horses, ponies and ostriches need their own risk assessments. In the case of ostriches, consider especially the danger of people skidding on yolks.
- Does someone have a brush and spade?
- If so - how strong is their stomach?
- Is the donkey on a rain-affected surface? Be aware that rain-impacted pavements are more splay-prone than grass.
- If the donkey will enter the church - is the floor (a) Wood (b) Tile or stone (c) Carpet?
- If (c) - do you have the dry foam ordered already?
- Don't forget - the end that doesn't do the biting is the end that does the kicking. And vice versa.
- If it slobbers and wags its tail, it's probably a labrador retriever.
- If the vicar thinks s/he is going to ride on the donkey consider (a) how big is the vicar? (b) do they have a Messiah complex? If they're humble - why do they want to ride on the donkey anyway? If they say they're so humble they can ride it - DO NOT let them ride the donkey.
- Just how sharp are those palms? Cut up newspapers are fine. Flowering Yukka can take your eye out.
- Check the hooves. Ensure you have not used both cross-ply and radial, or the donkey may lose traction on corners.
Monday, 3 April 2017
Announced by Archdruid Eileen
at 9:58 pm