NSW farmers have invested more than $ 20 million on quad bike safety improvements through the Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program.
The NSW Quad Bike Safety Industry Action Group made the announcement on Thursday in Ballina.
Since the commencement of the program, the NSW Government has issued over $ 1.5 million in quad bike safety rebates, resulting in $ 20.8 million in farm safety improvements. More than 840 farmers and farm workers were also trained through its accredited training program.
“Quad bikes are a leading cause of death on Australian properties, with more than 230 deaths since 2001, and thousands more people seriously injured,” said SafeWork NSW Executive Director, Operations Tony Williams.
“Quad Bikes are a leading cause of death on Australian properties, with more than 230 deaths since 2001, and thousands more people seriously injured.
“Every fatality has an immeasurable effect on families, friends, and communities.
“The IAG is playing 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.”
The Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program offers two rebates worth up to $ 1,000 each to farmers who implement quad bike harm prevention strategies.
Tocal College provides free accredited quad bike training to help people operate quad bikes safely and carry out routine checks and maintenance. Each farmer and farm worker that completes the training also receives a free helmet.
More information about the program is available on www.safework.nsw.gov.au