There have been over 200 quad-bike related deaths in Australia in the last 18 years, and more than half of these fatalities have occurred on farms, making them the highest killer of workers in Australia. Tragically, these on-farm deaths include 32 children.

If you or anyone on your farm is going to use a quad bike, it’s vital that you know and protect against the potential risks to make sure everyone gets home safe.

WorkSafe Victoria has launched eight new videos and a range of useful resources that can help you identify hazards and control risks related to quad bike use in your workplace and in the field.

This range of information includes guidance on specific topics including:

If you regularly use your mobile phone in the field, you can also download WorkSafe Victoria’s quad bike safety app, which makes it easy for you to access safety resources no matter where you are – including downloading resources to view them offline if you live or work in an area with limited connectivity.

To see an overview of all of WorkSafe Victoria’s information on quad bike safety, visit the dedicated page on the WorkSafe website. You can also get in contact with WorkSafe’s Advisory Service at any time by calling 1800 136 089.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 8 January 2019. Subscribe to the Update using our online form to receive the latest industry news in your inbox every week!