Just over three-quarters of agricultural fatalities between 2010 and 2014 involved farm vehicles1. Tractors, other machinery and quad bikes are the leading causes of death.
In 2016 quad bikes accounted for the highest number of deaths and injuries overall. Farmsafe Australia has developed a number of resources to help reduce the risks associated with farm vehicles, including a Quad Safety Guide for farmers.
When farmers are considering using quads for work on farms, Farmsafe encourages the following safety principles:
More information can be found by downloading and reading the Safety of Quads and Side-by-Side Vehicles on Australian Farms in the Related Documents section.
For further information on quad bike safety and research please follow the link below:
Quads Safety and Research
For other resources relating to vehicle incidents go to farm safety resources.
1. Safe Work Australia, Work Health and Safety in the Agricultural Industry 2016.