Displaying items by tag: quad bikes

Friday, 07 October 2016 09:55

Time to wake up and get safe!

While quad fatalities keep fuelling a media frenzy, it’s time to look at the broader picture and try to understand what makes our farms such dangerous places.

Published in Machinery & Products

On a typical farm, ask the farmer what he loves most and he may answer: wife, dog and quad; and if the first is out of earshot the order may differ.

Published in Machinery & Products
Thursday, 10 March 2016 07:55

Quad safety devices face backlash

Quad crash injuries and deaths in Australia have prompted Worksafe Victoria to push the use of crush prevention devices, but there's a howl of protest.

Published in World News
Thursday, 03 March 2016 14:55

Side-by-side gains popularity

Not long ago the humble quad was the main means of getting around the farm.

Published in Machinery & Products
Thursday, 22 October 2015 10:46

Engineered from the ground up

Not long ago the humble quad was the main means of getting around the farm.

Published in Machinery & Products
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 11:18

Angel keeps watch over vehicle

With farm vehicle accidents far too frequent it’s interesting that the Blackhawk, from Farm Angel, can be a life saver.

Published in Machinery & Products
Saturday, 23 May 2015 10:36

Sorting out a ‘bugger’s muddle’

Workplace safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has described the old legislation on workplace safety as a “bugger’s muddle”. 

Published in General News
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 16:11

Real problems that need practical solutions

Farmers are anxious about what the health and safety reform will bring and the new challenges that lie on the horizon. 

Published in Opinion
Friday, 08 May 2015 00:00

It’s all about safety

In April two people died on farms in ‘workplace’ deaths – one was a boy aged 14. And in Waikato in April a toddler nearly drowned in dairy farm effluent. 

Published in General News
Thursday, 07 May 2015 00:00

Bureaucrats out of hand

The ban on passengers on quads is inhibiting farmers getting good professional advice, says a Gisborne farmer, Mark Gemmell.

Published in General News
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