B+LNZ welcomes WorkSafe recommendations on CPDs for quad bikes

Thursday, 6 June 2019

While our primary focus is on ensuring farmers use the right vehicle for the job and have the competency to use that vehicle safely, CPDs are a useful tool to minimise the risk of serious injury if someone is riding a quad bike and is involved in a rollover accident.

B+LNZ also welcomes the phased approach WorkSafe is intending to take, including their work with ACC to support the uptake and installation of CPDs.

B+LNZ also encourages WorkSafe to continue to work with quad bike manufacturers to address their concerns around the technical implications of this new policy and look forward to working with WorkSafe and ACC on how this policy change is delivered to farmers.

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For more information please contact B+LNZ’s Senior Communications Advisor Gwynn Compton on 027 838 6353.