Quad Bikes Overview
[Music playing in the background.]
[TEXT: Overview: Quad bikes]
[A plainly dressed woman speaks directly to the camera. Behind her are shots of people riding quad bikes in a range of different farm settings.]
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.
[A man in a yellow high visibility vest gets out of a car and walks over to a man in overalls that is standing near a quad bike. The quad bike is fitted with rollover protection and a helmet is sitting on it. The two men shake hands and the man in the high visibility vest takes out a clipboard.]
Voice over: That is why they are a major focus of agricultural visits by WorkSafe inspectors who will look at key factors that contribute to death and serious injury associated with quad bike use.
[A rear shot shows a quad bike being driven down a bumpy dirt farm driveway. The vehicle is fitted with rollover protection and the operator is wearing a helmet.]
Voice over: How, why, what and where you use your quad bike may significantly contribute to a risk of serious incident.
[A computer screen shows the WorkSafe website. The screen shows the WorkSafe risk assessment tool. Someone is clicking on different buttons on this screen, which assess their task as a high risk task.]
Voice over: The WorkSafe risk assessment tool shows you tasks and terrain that are higher risk.
[A man in overalls walks over to another man standing next to a quad bike without a helmet. The man in overalls hands the quad bike operator a helmet, which he begins to put on. A close-up shows him adjusting the chin strap on the helmet.]
Voice over: A correctly fitted helmet should be worn at all times…
[A woman wearing a helmet checks the straps securing tanks on the back of a quad bike. She then rides the quad bike across a grassy paddock.]
Voice over: …loads and attachments can affect safe steering, braking and stability of a quad bike.
[A shot appears of a warning plate on a quad bike. The plate warns the rider of the risk of death or serious injury from improper tyre pressure or overloading. The plate also indicates maximum weight capacity and correct tyre pressures.]
Voice over: All quad bikes have a recommended maximum working load limit for their safe use.
[A woman holding a clipboard is walking around a quad bike, thoroughly checking different parts of the vehicle.]
Voice over: Scheduled maintenance and pre-start inspections play a critical role in the safe use of a quad bike.
[A man in overalls is driving a quad bike past cattle yards on a dirt road. The vehicle is fitted with rollover protection and the operator is wearing a helmet.]
Voice over: Poorly maintained quad bikes can contribute to serious injury and death.
[Various shots of people using quad bikes in a range of different farm settings.]
Voice over: You need to ensure that you are aware of and understand the hazards associated with operating a quad bike. If not, then you shouldn't be riding a quad bike or teaching someone else to ride it.
[A group of people are standing around a quad bike wearing high visibility jackets. A man in a high visibility vest is pointing out different parts of the quad bike to the others.]
Voice over: It is an employer's responsibility to ensure quad bike operators are provided with any necessary training.
[Two men are sitting and talking at a dining table inside a house. They are looking at the WorkSafe risk assessment tool for quad bike use.]
Voice over: You are key to safety on your farm. Understanding key factors that have contributed to incidents in the past is a big 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 better understand the hazards associated with quad bike use.
[TEXT: For more information, call 1800 136 089.]