Farm vehicles, utes and harvesters are hazards on farms. Proper operation of farm vehicles and harvesters can reduce accidents.
A guard is any shield, cover, casing or physical barrier which, by reason of its form or its location, is intended to prevent contact between that machine part and a person, or part of that persons clothing.
The power take-off (PTO) shaft has been involved in a large number of serious and disabling entanglement accidents, many resulting in death.
Quad bikes (also known as All Terrain Vehicles ATVs) have become a highly utilised item of machinery, in recent years, due to their adaptability, low running cost and easy operation.
Single-piece rim wheels are used on virtually all types of motor vehicles. Multi-piece rim wheels are most common in heavy vehicles, off-road vehicles and rubber tyred plant, which continue to rely on tube-type tyres.
Rollover protective structures (ROPS) are life-saving devices that can prevent operators from being crushed when mobile plant rolls over.
Any industry that uses heavy vehicles faces the risk of workers being injured while fitting tyres. Problems frequently arise during work involving industrial type split rims, as used on earth moving machinery, trucks, forklifts and rural use vehicles, with both bolt together and lock ring type rims.
Tractors are an integral item of plant for agricultural, green keeping, gardening, landscaping and other activities.
- Last updated
- 07 October 2016