Separation of cattle and people while loading cattle at sale yards (In-fill on ramp walls): A health and safety solution

How to manage, reduce or eliminate the risk of serious injury or death to people loading cattle at sale yards.


What it contains

Cattle being loaded for transport at sale yards can be especially dangerous and unpredictable. You are at increased risk of serious injury or death if you are working inside the ramp of a trailer or truck while cattle are being loaded. You are also at increased risk if you put your head, arms or legs through the ramp walls during loading. This document tells you:

  • the most common injuries caused by these accidents
  • safe work practices to properly separate people from cattle during loading
  • ways to reduce or eliminate these risks using full in-fill on ramp sides, appropriate wall heights, warning signs, supervision and training