Quad bike fatality
A seven-year-old quad bike rider has died after the quad bike overturned on Sunday 15th January at Barellan (NSW). He was carrying a 9-year-old who was uninjured when the quad bike overturned.
Farmsafe Australia recommend quad bikes should not be used by anyone under 16 years of age. There have been over 200 quad bike deaths since 2001 and more than 1,000 people are seriously injured each year .
The NSW quad bike safety improvement program was launched in June 2016 and includes a small business safety rebate package. This rebate package covers
- Famers or farm workers attending quad bike training at an existing Registered Training Organisation (RTO) location across NSW. Participants will be reimbursed up to $310 for completing accredited training.
- Purchasing either the Quadbar ™ Operator Protective Device (OPD) or ATV Lifeguard OPD (businesses only). Farmers will be reimbursed up to $250 for each OPD purchased.
- Purchasing of a safer vehicle – ie a side-by-side vehicle (SSV) (businesses only). Farmers will be reimbursed up to $500 for the purchase of an agricultural SSV.
- Purchasing of helmets compliant with appropriate standards (AS/NZS 1698:2006, NZS 8600:2002, UNECE22.05). Farmers will be reimbursed up to $45 for each helmet purchased.