A Quad Bike is a four-wheeled motorbike that can be a lot of fun and a useful form of transport. However, there can be several safety hazards associated with them. Even if you are an experienced rider, quad bikes can put you and your loved ones in danger. Follow the safety steps to prepare, wear and ride safely when using quad bikes.
Deaths and injuries
In 2012, 18 deaths associated with quad bike use were reported, and almost 30% of these involved children under 15 years of age.
The numbers of injuries and deaths relating to quad bike use in Australia have increased greatly over the last few years, especially in recreational use (compared to farming and other work-related use).
Quad Bike Safety Steps
Our Safety Team has put these safety steps together to help you stay safe when riding a quad bike:
Disclaimer – these articles are provided to supply general safety information to people responsible for OHS in their organisation. They are general in nature and do not substitute for legal and/or professional advice. We always suggest that organisations obtain information specific to their needs. Additional information can be found at https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/
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