Tough quad bike laws now in force

Reported by Stephen | 06 Feb, 2017

Quad bike riders and their passengers are now required by law to wear an approved motorcycle helmet when operating on roads and road-related areas, according to new laws that came into effect on 1 February 2017 in Queensland.

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Children below 8 years prohibited from riding quad bike on roads in Queensland

Reported by Haydee | 30 Jan, 2017

Starting 1 February 2017, children under the age of 8 will be prohibited from riding quad bikes and utility off-road vehicles being used on road, as well as any child of any age if they are not yet capable of sitting with their feet flat on the floor and hands on handholds in Queensland.

Safe System of Work VS SWMS: Are they the same?

Reported by Monica | 01 Nov, 2016

Two tools that can assist organisations in creating safe work environments are safe systems of work and safe work method statements. But what are they? Aren’t they the same thing and how do they help me manage safety in the workplace?


Comments sought on new Horse riding Code of Practice

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jun, 2016

The NSW Government is calling on everyone to have their say on a new Horse riding code of practice, which is aimed at reducing work-related injuries and fatalities involving horses.

Work Method Statements for New Zealand business: Do you need them?

Reported by Monica | 10 May, 2016

Training, information and procedures such as Work Method Statements provide a way for businesses to address health and safety issues by identifying safety hazards and hazard control measures to ensure work is being carried out safely. But is a Work Method Statement a legal requirement for health and safety compliance in New Zealand?