Appeal to stop quad bike deaths from happening

Reported by Haydee | 29 Apr, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library Safe Work Australia is calling on all quad bike manufacturers to immediately reconsider their position on fitting crush protection devices to quad bikes to help prevent quad bike deaths and injuries. Chief Executive Officer, Mr Rex Hoy said quad bikes are the leading cause of fatalities in Australian farms. “With over an …

Tasmania Has High Rate of Quad Bike Deaths Per Capita

Reported by Admin | 23 Mar, 2013

Tasmania has a high rate of quad bike deaths per capita according to the recently released figures from Safe Work Australia. The report shows that four out of the twenty-two ATV deaths nationally that occurred since January 2012 were Tasmanians in the north part of the state. The fatalities included: – A 67-year-old male whose …

Quad bike safety discussion paper released

Reported by Haydee | 20 Dec, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library Safe Work Australia has released its report outlining the key findings from the discussion paper and forum on design and engineering controls to improve quad bike safety. The report was submitted to the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, the Hon Bill Shorten MP. A roundtable discussion on quad bike safety was …

Victoria unlikely to follow quad bike ban for children

Reported by Haydee | 19 Dec, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library Following a SafetyCulture report on the launch of a push to ban children from using quad bikes, the Victorian Government is unlikely to follow the move, saying there was only one quad bike death in the state over the past ten years. This is according to a Weekly Times report which also …

One million dollar fund for quad bike safety

Reported by Haydee | 30 Jul, 2012

The NSW Government will spend $1 million to help reduce incidents of quad bike deaths across the state. The Minister for Finance and Services Greg Pearce said the money will be used to fund research into vehicle safety and improve quad bike protective devices and accessories. “According to Farmsafe Australia, more than 150 people have …