quad bike

8 August 2016 posted by Recovery Partners

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).

Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission – Product Safety Australia

Quad Bike Safety Steps

Our Safety Team has put these safety steps together to help you stay safe when riding a quad bike:

Our services are available nationwide. For more information about our services contact us.

Our consultants love to have a chat, so go ahead and give us a call on 1300 OHS RTW (647 789) or email enquiries@rrp.com.au

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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/