July 24th, 2019

National Farm Safety Week

Quad bike safety is a big focus of Farm Safety Week.

In the eight years from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2018:

  • There were 128 quad bike fatalities in Australia.
  • Almost 11% (14 fatalities) were children aged 11 years of age or under and more than one‑third (43 fatalities) were adults aged 60 years and over.
  • Almost half (62 fatalities) were workers.
  • Over half (77 fatalities) of all fatalities were the result of a rollover and 78 fatalities occurred on a farm or property. Of the 128 fatalities at least 76 were due to unstable or uneven terrain, for example an incline, ditch, embankment, sand, mud.

For more information and resources see Safe Work Australia