Public discussion paper: Review of design and engineering controls for improving quad bike safety

The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, the Hon Bill Shorten MP released a discussion paper calling for submissions on the review of design and engineering controls for improving quad bike safety.

This is an outcome of the roundtable discussion hosted by Minister Shorten in Melbourne on 13 July 2012.  The round table brought together with senior representatives from farming organisations, industry, unions and community groups to identify views on improving the safety of quad bikes.

Since 2001, over 160 Australians have died in quad bike incidents. Last year 23 people died as a result of quad bike incidents and eighteen of these fatalities occurred on a farm. Tragically this year already 10 people have lost their lives.

Quad bikes are the leading cause of injury and death on Australian farms. Deaths due to roll over accounts for about half of the quad bike fatalities and 90 per cent of roll over deaths occur on farms.

Public comment closed on Friday 28 September 2012 5:00pm AEST.

View the submissions received for the Public discussion paper: Review of design and engineering controls for improving quad bike safety comment period.

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For more information about the quad bike discussion paper or the public comment period see the quad bike discussion paper frequently asked questions or contact:

Email: quadbikesafety@safeworkaustralia.gov.au
Phone: 1300 551 832

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Questions should be emailed to info@swa.gov.au.

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