Prevention Of Falls In The Transport Of Livestock

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    Document Type: Publication
    Keycode: VWA952/02/10.05
    Industry: Farming, 
    Category: Controlling OHS Hazards and Risks, Falls Prevention, Slips Trips and Falls, 
    Division Author: Transport & Storage
    Publication Date: 05 July 2005
    Date First Published: 05 July 2005
    Summary: This publication provides safety solutions for prevention of falls in the transport of livestock including controls that should be put in place immediately by retrofitting plant and equipment, and longer-term solutions that should be put in place when purchasing new plant or equipment or reconfiguring layout.

About this publication

Prevention of Falls in the Transport of Livestock is a 18-page guide intended for drivers, owner/operators, farmers/primary producers, feedlot operators and abattoir operators. Preventing falls when transporting livestock involves a supply chain approach that includes the loading and unloading points, and the truck trailer or crate. Methods for preventing falls include harness based systems on trucks, and walkways on stock races at the loading and unloading points. The Guide describes safety solutions that should be put in place immediately by retrofitting plant and equipment, and longer-term solutions that should be put in place when purchasing new plant or equipment or reconfiguring layout.