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Quad Bikes on farms safety guide

ATV_safetyWorkSafe Victoria publishes an excellent Quad Bike farm safety guide.

The guide targets the safety of All Terrain Vehicles which are responsible for around 10 deaths each year around Australia.

The guide, developed by the Victorian Farm Safety Centre at Ballarat University and farm sector groups provides case studies of ATV crashes and tips to maximise safety of the machines.

Here is a summary of the guide:

ATV safety tips

  • If you’re looking to make a purchase, look at the options for the different sorts of ATVs and other farm utility vehicles that are now on the market.
  • Choose something that suits your particular needs.
  • The guide encourages all users to wear a helmet, follow the makers’ operating and maintenance instructions and not carry passengers, especially children.
  • Above-all treat your ATV with respect, understand the terrain you’re on and most importantly, your own limitations, particularly if you’re getting older

CLICK HERE to download the guide (pdf 4.72Mb)