At the 9th Annual Safe Work Australia Awards, Frasers Livestock Transport picked an award for the best solution to an identified workplace health and safety issue. Ross Fraser received the award from Federal Employment Minister, Eric Abetz, in Old Parliament House in Canberra last week.
The company received the award for ‘taking a proactive and innovative approach to the risks associated with cross-loading cattle from one trailer to another by designing and building a totally new apparatus which makes the job safer, easier and quicker’. This award follows wins in two categories of the Queensland Safe Work Awards in 2013.
The loading system removes the need for drivers to work within, climb or stand on the crate, drastically decreasing the risk of falls, trips and contact with livestock. It also includes safety rails around ladders and gantries as well as lights to aid night work.