What are the minimum operator requirements?
- Stockpeople must be under direct supervision until assessed as competent by person in charge of the workplace
- Vehicles, ATVs or two wheeled motorcycle operators must meet requirements of the relevant Safe Work Procedure.
What equipment do you need?
- If using motorbikes or an ATV, helmets are to be worn as per standard practice
- Road cones and/or stock warning signs
- Means of communication (if available), e.g. radio or cell phone
- High-visibility reflective jacket or high-visibility vest
- If available, cellular or radio communications are to be used to communicate between the front and back of the mob.
- Confirm with local council whether a permit is required for the move
- Ensure road cones or stock warning signs are in place where road traffic has adequate time to stop
- No movement is to occur on the road during hours of darkness or when visibility is less than 100 metres
- Livestock in one mob cannot exceed 600 head of cattle or 3000 head of sheep
- Stock is to be kept moving at all times
- There is to be a minimum of two stockpeople for the task. One in front and one at the rear of the mob. They are to maintain control of the stock and alert traffic
- Advise traffic on how to move through the mob if they are uncertain
What are the risks?
Collisions with motor vehicles or other road traffic.