Quad bikes and other utility vehicles

Quad bikes are four-wheeled agricultural bikes commonly used on farms. They are also known as 'all terrain vehicles' (ATVs), however they are not safe for use in all terrains.

Four-wheeled quad bikes are a popular 'workhorse' on the farm. Unfortunately, these vehicles are a cause of fatal and non-fatal incidents each year.

Side-by-side vehicles or multi-utility vehicles are increasingly used instead of quad bikes.

Resources

Quad bikes on farms handbook

Safe use of side-by-side or multi-utility vehicles safety alert

Quad bike sample safe work procedure

Survive the Ride: Quad bike safety for young workers guidance Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Use of helmets when operating quad bikes guidance WorkPlace Health and Safety Queensland

Quad bike and vehicle safety guidance Farmsafe Australia

Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (Transport)