Rules to play Quad Biking
Health and safety
The OHS Act applies to all workplaces, including farms. As a farmer, you may be an
employer, a self employed person, a manager, or a person in control of the farm and
as such, you have legal responsibilities under the OHS Act.
These include ensuring that
the farm is a safe working environment without risk to the health of your
all people (including family members, employees, visitors, contractors) are not
exposed to risks to their health and safety arising from farm activities
the means of entering and leaving the farm are safe and without risk to health.
If you are an employer, you should
consult with your employees and any health and safety representatives (HSRs) on
matters that might affect their health and safety
report serious incidents to WorkSafe Victoria.
The reporting duty also applies if you are self employed.
The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 have more detailed
requirements for the identification and control of hazards associated with
the use of plant such as quad bikes.
If your employees use quad bikes, you must
identify any hazards associated with the quad bikes and their use, and ensure that
any risks are eliminated or reduced
provide and maintain quad bikes that are safe
provide and maintain safe work practices relating to quad bike operation, and
provide employees with sufficient training and supervision so that they can work
safely with quad bikes.