Health and Safety: Quad Bikes
Therefore, Quad bike health and safety is highly important on farming properties, and measures should be implemented to prevent accident, injury, and in extreme cases, death. Farm Managers need to ensure that any employees using quad bikes in their work are fully inducted into safety measures. Farm Managers should seriously consider whether or not quad bikes are a necessary piece of equipment at all, and all riders should undertake training courses and be supervised until they are adequately experienced. Many farm jobs in Australia do involve the use of quad bikes, so if you are a farm employee, make sure you are up-to-date with your employer’s expectations. And always wear a helmet.
The Worksafe website has a useful page detailing the use of quad bikes on farms. Whether you are a Farm Manager, or hold a different farm job, it is worth your while to have a look. Your life could depend on it, after all!