An industry group that is tasked to improve quad bike safety in NSW meets today in Griffith.
The Quad Bike Safety Industry Action Group, which is part of the Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program comprises representatives from the rural and farming sectors, motor vehicle manufacturing industry, government and emergency services.
One of the highlights of today’s meeting includes a briefing from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on its investigation into quad bike safety as well as an update on the status of the Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program and quad bike training programs.
“Quad bikes are a leading cause of death on Australian properties with more than 230 deaths since 2001 and thousands more people seriously injured,” said Mr. Dunphy.
“The group has a critical role in advising on and promoting quad bike safety activities to help achieve our target of no quad bike-related injuries or deaths in NSW by 2022.”
Group members include Local Land Services, Country Women’s Association, Department of Primary Industries – Tocal College, NSW Farmers Association, Australian Workers Union, Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, Australian Quad Distributors Association, Motor Traders Association, Westpac Rescue Helicopter and the Royal Flying Doctors Service and SafeWork NSW.
The Quad Bike Safety Program supports farmers to adopt harm prevention strategies to protect workers, their families and themselves.