Quad bikes – Operators wearing helmets: A health and safety solution

Why you need an approved helmet for quad bike use, and how to choose, maintain and know when to replace it.


What it contains

Each year, around 18 Australians die in quad bike accidents. Many more are injured. The most common causes of death and injury are head and chest trauma. Wearing an approved helmet gives you the best protection from serious or fatal head injuries if your quad bike rolls over, has a collision, or you’re thrown from the vehicle. This document tells you:

  • how to understand the risks quad bike users face
  • why wearing an approved helmet reduces your risk of serious or fatal head injury
  • how to choose the right helmet for your quad bike use
  • how to fit and maintain your helmet, and when to replace it
  • a summary of guidelines for safe quad bike use