Quad bike safety group meets to discuss quad bike safety improvements

The Australian Quad Bike Safety Industry Action Group met at Tamworth on Tuesday to discuss recent enhancements to the Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program by the NSW Government and to plan out how to encourage and support farmers to adopt new safety practices.

SafeWork NSW Executive Director, Peter Dunphy said the IAG played an important role in reducing the number of quad bike-related fatalities and injuries.

“Quad bikes are a leading cause of death on Australian properties, with 113 fatalities across Australia since 2011, including 32 in NSW,” said Mr. Dunphy.

“Every fatality has an immeasurable effect on families, friends, and communities.

“The Quad Bike Safety Industry Action Group has a critical role in developing, implementing and promoting quad bike safety activities that help us achieve our target of no quad bike-related injuries or deaths in NSW by 2022.”

Members of the group include SafeWork NSW, Local Land Services, Country Women’s Association, Department of Primary Industries – Tocal College, NSW Farmers Association. Australian Workers Union, Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, Australian Quad Distributors Association, Motor Traders Association, Westpac Rescue Helicopter and the Royal Flying Doctors Service.

More information about the Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program is available through www.safework.nsw.gov.au

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