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