Road transport has an injury rate significantly higher than other industry sectors, with the most serious injury claims arising from body stressing and falls.
Livestock transport workers are particularly at risk, due to falling during the loading, checking and unloading of stock. This health and safety risk can be reduced by the safe design, selection and maintenance of livestock crates and trailers, as well as the use of safe work methods (PDF 145kb).
The safe design, installation and maintenance of livestock yards, ramps and gates at stockyards and abattoirs is also important in preventing workplace injuries. Safe working methods enable employers, stockyard owners/operators and livestock transporters the opportunity to implement best practice injury prevention (PDF 142kb).