Quad Bike Safety
Incidents involving quads are now the leading cause of injury death on Australian farms. Most deaths are due to crush injury and/or asphyxiation associated with quads rolling over, or by injury associated with the victim being flung onto a hard surface as a result of a crash.
Farmsafe Australia partners urge businesses to think carefully about the use of quads on their workplaces, taking into account the safety risks.
Growers who are employers or in control of the workplace have responsibility under Work Health and Safety (WHS) law to provide safe systems of work for workers and visitors to the workplace, including operation of quads. Read more.