Frasers Livestock Transport recognised at Safe Work Awards


Frasers takes home two safety awards for its invention that helps transfer cattle between trucks with minimal risk to workers

October 9, 2013

Queensland trucking firm Frasers Livestock Transport has taken home two safety awards for its invention that helps transfer cattle between trucks with minimal risk to workers.

The Warwick-based outfit led the field in the categories of Best Solution to an Identified Work Health and Safety issue and Best Demonstrated Leadership in Work Health and Safety at this year’s Queensland Safe Work Awards.

Frasers designed and developed a module made up of elevated platforms, walkways and sliding gates that removed the need for truck drivers to work within, climb or stand on top of cattle crates when moving cattle from one trailer to the next.

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie congratulated Frasers and says its design has been a resounding success in making the transfer of cattle between trailers safer.

"This reduces the risk of falling, tripping, and coming into contact with livestock which can cause serious injury, or even death," Bleijie says.

"Their procedure also reduces the time taken to transfer cattle between trucks, showing that a safe workplace is also a productive workplace."

The Queensland Safe Work Awards ceremony is one of the highlights of Safe Work Month, which runs until the end of October.

"These awards are so important because they shine a light on businesses and individuals doing their very best to make their workplaces safer and healthier," Bleijie says.




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