- No escape routes for cattle handlers operating drafting gates in the yard.
- Poorly maintained gates that do not swing or shut securely.
- Pens that are too small or too big for the number of cattle being drafted.
- Drafting in yards with uneven or boggy surfaces, or with rocks and debris.
- Cattle handlers not wearing appropriate PPE.
- Drafting cattle alone.
- Not providing cattle handlers with information about the task and potential cattle issues.