The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) invites public comment on the draft ‘Guide for Safe Design of Livestock Loading Ramps and Forcing Yards’.
The voluntary guide has been created to promote safer workplaces for people in contact with livestock loading facilities and to improve animal welfare outcomes. The guide is a tool to assist in the assessment of existing facilities and aid in the design of proposed new facilities. It summarises the potential hazards of livestock loading ramps and forcing yards and contains practical examples of ways to control associated risks for different types of facilities.
The ALRTA is endeavouring to launch a final version of the guide at the joint National and State Conference in July.
If you have can provide feedback or commentary on the guide, please forward it to Kim Haywood, Wool and Livestock Executive Officer at [email protected].