Man killed in quad bike rollover

Reported by Stephen | 28 Dec, 2015

The victim, 75, was riding his quad bike on a property, 96km southeast of Hobart, when it rolled over and crushed him.


ACCC urges quad bike riders to prioritise safety

Reported by Stephen | 20 Dec, 2015

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning the community to be fully prepared, wear protective gear and ride safe to prevent quad bike incidents this summer.


Farm safety – Quad bike training to reduce injuries and fatalities

Reported by Stephen | 13 Sep, 2015

Due to the high number of quad bike related incidents reported across Australian farms every year,farmers are being urged to attend training courses, install roll-over protection and ensure the use of protective equipment such as helmets.


Quad bike rollover leaves man in hospital

Reported by Stephen | 24 Aug, 2015

A 32-year-old man with head injuries was transported to hospital in a serious condition after the quad bike he was riding rolled in northern New South Wales.


Farmer wants more laws for quad bike riders

Reported by Stephen | 12 Aug, 2015

A Bethanga farmer who spent two months in a Melbourne hospital after suffering serious injuries in a quad bike crash in April 2013 is urging farm safety authorities to put in place new laws to enhance the safety of quad bike riders.


Man killed in WA quad bike crash

Reported by Stephen | 05 Aug, 2015

Western Australia has suffered its third quad bike fatality for the year, after a man was killed in a quad bike crash north of Perth on Monday.


Woman killed in quad bike rollover

Reported by Stephen | 20 Jul, 2015

A woman has been killed in a quad bike rollover in far north Queensland. According to reports, the 21-year-old woman was driving the quad bike along a beach on Saturday afternoon, when it hit a stream of water and rolled, killing her on the spot.

Quad Bike Safety Rating Supported by Minister Shorten

Reported by Admin | 06 Jul, 2013

 Bill Shorten, the Workplace Relations Minister, has expressed his support for a proposed star based safety system for quad bikes. The system is being developed by the University of NSW and is designed to encourage competition between the different quad bike manufacturers to improve the safety of their products. Quad bikes cause more deaths on …

Comcare to take the lead in promoting quad bike safety

Reported by Haydee | 27 Oct, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library Minister Bill Shorten has asked ComCare to lead in helping eliminate the risks associated with quad bike use within the Commonwealth jurisdiction. Comcare’s role will include: Requiring senior leaders of employers in the scheme to review their use of quad bikes Agreeing with employers plans to replace in the scheme to replace …

NSW: Safety Authority Announces Quad Bike Safety Strategy

Reported by Admin | 23 Sep, 2011

Following another recent quad-bike death on a rural property in NSW, the Health Workplace Safety Authority has announced a strategy aimed at reducing quad bike accidents and injuries. The popular four wheeler has been responsible for more than 141 deaths on Australian farms since 2000. Tony Williams, from Workcover NSW, says the new approach starts with …

VIC: Surge in Farm Deaths Prompts Warning

Reported by Admin | 18 Jul, 2011

Almost half the work-related fatalities in Victoria in the last financial year occurred on rural properties. WorkSafe Victoria spokesman Michael Birt said that in 2007-08, farm deaths made up 12 per cent of workplace deaths, but this year the figure had risen to 47 per cent. Nine out of 19 workplace deaths were on farms. …

VIC: Inspections Highlight Unsafe Farm Plant and Equipment

Reported by Admin | 19 Oct, 2010

Safety issues over plant and equipment remain a major concern for the agricultural industry, WorkSafe Victoria reveals. WorkSafe inspectors have issued over 200 safety improvement notices to farm businesses from July to September as part of a year-long statewide farm safety campaign. Now in its third month, the campaign focuses on the most common causes …

VIC: WorkSafe to tackle safety on farm field days

Reported by Admin | 30 Jul, 2010

WorkSafe will be going to western Victoria next week to conduct field days for agricultural workers. The safety watchdog will grace field days Sheepvention (2-3 August) and the Mallee Machinery field days (4-5 August) to inform the farming community of workplace safety in a neutral setting. “We set up stands at major field days to …

VIC: WorkSafe to Focus on Farms Amid Deaths

Reported by Admin | 13 Jul, 2010

WorkSafe is letting the farming sector know that the safety watchdog is undertaking a year-long crackdown on workplace safety. Seven fatalities have been recorded in farms across the state in 2010. According to executive director Cath Bowtell, WorkSafe inspectors will check on Victorian farms starting this month. Ms Bowtell said they will focus on the …