New data revealed that work-related death rates in NSW have not improved for more than a decade.
Victoria’s quad bike scheme is making farmers safer with hundreds of quad bikes across the state being fitted with the rollover protection since the Victorian government’s $6 million scheme came into effect.
The ACCC has recently released the Quad Bike Safety Issues Paper and is seeking feedback from stakeholders including manufacturers, dealers, workplace safety experts, researchers, farmers and quad bike users on a range of issues and options.
The Australia Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety is calling for stronger regulations on quad bike safety after a recent US study reveals that child hospital admissions and Emergency Department visits related to quad bike have been significantly reduced as a result of stricter laws.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has formed a taskforce to consider options for improving quad bike vehicle safety under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
The NSW Government says farmers are safer after receiving $1 million in quad bike rebates from the state Government’s Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program.
Experts are calling on Australian authorities to adopt a US state’s law banning children from quad bikes.
The latest phase of Queensland’s Ride ready advertising campaign promoting quad bike safety has been launched today with an online competition.
The Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a nationwide recall of Yamaha youth quad bikes YFM90R 2016 and 2017 models due to possible asbestos in front and rear brake shoes and some spare parts imported.
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.