Quad bikes are the biggest cause of deaths on Australian farms.

Assess your risk.

This tool has been designed as a quick reference guide to help you determine if there’s a risk of rollover when using your quad bike.

First consider the riders physical capability to maintain control of the vehicle. Then identify the different tasks you usually do on a quad bike, and match them with the relevant terrain on which you’d perform the task.

This will help you identify your level of rollover risk.

Low Risk

Medium Risk

High Risk

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Low Risk

Medium Risk

High Risk

There are some basic essentials when it comes to operating Quad bikes.

Helmets must always be worn, passengers not allowed on single user vehicles, riders must be appropriately trained and at least 16 years old. Always make sure your quad bike is maintained as per manufacturer’s instructions, never exceed cargo rack carrying capacities or vehicle load towing limits (refer to your operator manual). Where a risk of rollover is present – you have a duty to eliminate or reduce that risk, so far as is reasonably practicable: consider eliminating the task, using an alternative vehicle or fitting an operator protective device (OPD).

This guide does not replace the need for a full and comprehensive assessment of your risk of quad bike rollover on your farm.