[Music playing in the background.]
[TEXT: Hazards identification and training: Quad bikes]
[A plainly dressed woman speaks directly to the camera. Behind her is footage of a person riding a quad bike down a long farm driveway, past irrigation equipment and cattle.]
Voice over: Quad bikes are a leading cause of death on Australian farms. They are a popular piece of mobile plant on farms, and nearly every Victorian farm has one.
Voice over: If you're unaware of the hazards associated with operating a quad bike, then you shouldn't be riding it, or teaching someone else to ride it.
[Two men are sitting at a living room table, talking.]
Voice over: WorkSafe has guidance that will help you to understand the hazards associated with quad bike usage.
[A group of people wearing helmets and high visibility vests are standing around quad bikes and talking. One man is pointing out different parts of the quad bike to the other people.]
Voice over: You could also attend a training course run by a registered training organisation or see your quadbike manufacturer or dealer for safety resources.
[A rear shot of a quad bike shows it is equipped with a tank strapped to the back of the vehicle. The rider is wearing a helmet and the quad bike is equipped with roll over protection. The quad bike is driving down a long dirt farm driveway. Another quad bike rider is shown turning a quad bike around on a dirt farm track. The vehicle is equipped with rollover protection. The rider is wearing a helmet, and riding the quad bike in a half-standing position as they take the quad bike over uneven ground.]
Voice over: Employers need to be confident that any employee that rides a quad bike on the property has the skills and knowledge to be able to safely operate the quad bike.
[A quad bike rider is driving the vehicle across a grassy paddock. They are wearing a helmet and a tank is strapped to the back of the quad bike. Another shot shows two men, one sitting on a quad bike wearing a helmet and the other standing next to him. The man sitting on the quad bike is reading a booklet which is being held by the other man. The quad bike is fitted with rollover protection.]
Voice over: If you assess that an employee is not competent in operating a quad bike, training needs to be provided.
[A rear shot shows a quad bike driving down a long dirt farm driveway. The rider is wearing a helmet and the vehicle is fitted with rollover protection.]
Voice over: It is the responsibility of employers that all workplace equipment, including quad bikes, are safe.
[A shot shows a diary and a clipboard together. The clipboard holds a document titled ‘Training record’ and the diary notes training dates.]
Voice over: An employee training register should be kept.
[Two men are sitting in an office together, talking. One man is wearing a WorkSafe high visibility vest. They are looking at safety resources together.]
Voice over: You are key to safety on your farm.
Voice over: Making sure that employees are properly trained in the use of quad bikes on your farm is an important part of taking steps towards safety.
[The woman is standing in front of a plain background, talking directly to the camera. A range of printed WorkSafe quad bike resources appear next to her.]
Voice over: WorkSafe has some helpful resources for you to better understand the hazards associated with quad bike use.
[TEXT: For more information, call 1800 136 089.]