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Where does the law say I need to wear a helmet on my quad bike?

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Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) must ensure the safety of workers while at work so far as is reasonably practicable. Helmets are deemed a reasonably practicable way of reducing the impact of head injury. Workers also have a duty to take reasonable care of their own health and safety.

The Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016 outline the duty of a PCBU (farmer) to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers. The regulations also outline the duty of workers to wear or use PPE provided by the PCBU (farmer). This includes but is not limited to helmets on quad bikes.

To manage the risks involved in riding quad bikes at work, helmets should be worn on or off-road to ensure the safety of the rider.

 

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