Crush protection device subsidy now available

Every year, quad bikes are a major cause of death and serious injury on farms with many incidents associated with accidental rollovers.
Monday, 29 July 2019

On average each year five people die, and there are over 1,000 claims for work-related quad bikes accidents, costing $12 million.

Our primary focus is on ensuring farmers use the right vehicle for the job and have the competency to use that vehicle safely, however Crush Protection Devices (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.

A CPD can be fitted to a quad bike to provide a survivable space should a rider be pinned underneath it.

ACC is now offering a subsidy to help rural businesses buy CPDs. The subsidy offer is $180 per CPD with a maximum of two CPD purchases per business (including self-employed).

For more information about this offer, please visit www.acc.co.nz/cpd-subsidy