Quad bikes are a major cause of death and serious injury in rural workplaces, which makes quad safety a key focus on many of our interactive agriculture guides. 115 people have lost their lives on quad bikes in Australia since 2011, and almost two-thirds of those have occurred on farms, according to Safe Work Australia. It’s an issue that evidently needs to be worked on, and more education is necessary to keep our farmers safe.
Recently, Safety Culture reported on the NSW Government’s call to introduce a national five-star safety rating system for quad bikes to reduce farm deaths and injuries.
“After meeting with Senator Michaela Cash last month, we believe a rating system is the next big step to reducing deaths and injuries from quad bike incidents,” said Mr. Kean.