Quad bikes - Inspection and maintenance
[Music playing in the background.]
[TEXT: Inspection and maintenance: 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. The rider is wearing a helmet and the vehicle is fitted with rollover protection.]
Voice over: Quad bikes are a leading cause of death on Australian farms.
[Two men walk to a quad bike together. They begin to disassemble part of the quad bike.]
Voice over: Routine and pre-start inspection play a critical role in the safe use of a quad bike. Poorly maintained quad bikes can contribute to serious injury or death.
[A woman is walking around a stationery quad bike. She is holding a clipboard and examining parts of the quad bike.]
Voice over: Many farms don't have systems of work in place to do pre-start checks or undertake regular maintenance of quad bikes. A system doesn't need to be complex or onerous – it just needs to help keep operators safe.
[A man is examining a document while he stands next to a desktop computer.]
Voice over: A system should include a schedule of regular quad bike servicing in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.
[Someone is writing into a document titled ‘Maintenance Record’.]
Voice over: It may be as simple as the maintenance record book being completed by the mechanic each and every time they work on a quad bike.
[Someone is documenting information in a diary.]
Voice over: Or as sophisticated as notes in diaries to specify the scheduled timing and/or electronic reminders.
[The presenter speaks directly to the camera. Behind her is a rear shot of 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: Engaging or employing qualified mechanics to perform servicing and repair work is crucial to ensure that a quad bike is maintained and safe.
[A woman is walking around a quad bike which is fitted with rollover protection. She is thoroughly checking the quad bike and putting information into a mobile phone.]
Voice over: Ensure operators undertake pre-operation checks. This could be on paper or an electronic checklist on a smartphone.
[A man approaches a quad bike and looks over the tyres. He tapes a sign to the quad bike in bright yellow. The sign reads ‘Do not use this quad bike. Repairs required.’]
Voice over: All employees should understand how to and be able to report mechanical defects.
Voice over: Ensure any quad bike is repaired when a mechanical failure is reported…
[The scene changes to a man riding a quad bike slowly down a farm driveway. The quad bike is fitted with roll over protection and the man is wearing a helmet.]
Voice over: …and that it is not used until it has been fixed.
[Two people are checking a quad bike. They have lifted off part of the bike to look at the engine.]
Voice over: Ensure quad bike maintenance is carried out in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.
[Two men are sitting at an office desk together. One man is wearing a WorkSafe high-visibility vest. The men are talking.]
Voice over: Remember that you are the key to safety on your farm. Developing an inspection system is an important part of taking steps towards safety.
[The woman is standing in front of a plain background, speaking 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 implement systems associated with quad bike use.
[TEXT: For more information, call 1800 136 089.]