The NSW Government is calling for the introduction of a national five-star safety rating system for quad bikes to reduce farm deaths and injuries.
RACQ LifeFlight rescue helicopter airlifted a man from the South Burnett region after a quad bike crash about 1pm Sunday afternoon.
The NSW Government has recently announced a new research project which aims to reduce the rate of farm injuries.
The Australian Quad Bike Safety Industry Action Group met at Tamworth on Tuesday to discuss recent enhancements to the Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program by the NSW Government and to plan out how to encourage and support farmers to adopt new safety practices.
The NSW Government says a stronger national action on quad bike safety is necessary to stop fatalities.
The Supreme Court quad bike proceeding has been dismissed just prior to a trial that was listed to begin on Monday.
The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) are calling for a five-star safety rating system for quad bikes following a spate of incidents this year.
Quad bike safety rebates available to farmers in NSW has doubled, Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Matt Kean recently announced.
SafeWork NSW said mandatory helmet laws may be necessary to prevent quad bike deaths following the death of a six-year-old girl on a property near Narrabri.
A six-year-old girl was killed, while a 13-year-old suffered head injuries after a quad bike crash in northern New South Wales.
Tasmania’s Minister for Building and Construction is encouraging interested parties to provide feedback on the ‘Quad Bike Safety in Tasmania’ issues paper.
NZ farmers are urged to ensure the safety of children on farms over the school holidays.
Children are at higher risk of getting injured due to inexperience, incorrect riding technique and use of adult-sized ATVs.
SafeWork SA reminded everyone about the safety risks of riding quad bikes as it is now the leading cause of death on Australian farms.
A new quad bike safety campaign has been launched by WorkSafe Victoria as part of its ongoing strategy to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries associated with the use of quad bikes.
Quad bike users are invited to visit Queensland state government’s Office of Industrial Relations stand at this year’s EKKA.
The Victorian Government has recently announced a $6 million subsidy scheme for farmers to improve quad bike safety.
WorkSafe Victoria introduced a new approach to quad bike use in order to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries in Victorian workplaces.
Following the death of a 75-year-old man in a quad bike incident in Tasmania on Sunday night, police are now urging all riders to wear appropriate safety gear.
SafeWork SA warned the community of the dangers associated with quad bike use after 20 quad bike fatalities have occurred this year across Australia.
Quad bike safety is back in the spotlight after yet another death, taking the 2015 quad bike fatalities up to 19 according to Safe Work Australia’s statistics. Nine of these deaths were the result of a rollover.