Safe Work Australia report that QuadWatch is a proposed Australian Government initiative bringing together industry, manufacturers, quad bike users and government to improve quad bike safety. QuadWatch aims to raise awareness of safe quad bike practices by establishing a network to promote information exchange.
QuadWatch is designed to provide farmers, quad bike users and the community with practical information and assistance to help minimise risk of a quad bike fatality or injury. The aim of QuadWatch is to enable open community consultation and discussion on quad bikes and their use and provide people with relevant information, data and research for informed discussion on quad bike safety.
Safe Work Australia has developed a QuadWatch webpage to provide safety information, relevant data and research and contacts details of industry associations, state and territory work health and safety regulators, manufacturers and community groups involved in quad bike safety activities.
For more information, including a media release on QuadWatch, and access to the QuadWatch website, head to www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au
Additionally Safe Work Australia advises that information on quad bike safety published by work health and safety authorities
- NT Worksafe
- SafeWork SA
- Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
- Workplace Standards Tasmania
- Worksafe ACT
- Workcover NSW
- Worksafe Victoria
- Worksafe WA
Related sites for additional quad bike information
- The Australian centre for Agricultural Health and Safety
- FarmSafe Australia
- The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries
- The Heads of Workplace Safety Authorities
- Monash University Accident Research Centre
Safe Work Australia are currently seeking comments on the draft Code of Practice for Managing Risks of Plant in Rural Workplaces. This draft Code of Practice includes guidelines for the safe use of quad bikes on farms. The public comment period closes 5.00pm AEST Friday 24 August 2012.
To view the draft Code of Practice and submit your comments go to the public comment page on the Safe Work Australia website: www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au