The Queensland Government has extended consultation on proposed new regulations to improve safety for people operating quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles (SSVs) in a workplace to Wednesday 31 August.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is investigating changes to existing safety regulations, including mandating helmet use; banning children on adult quad bikes and SSVs; passenger restrictions for some vehicles; and seat belt requirements for SSVs (if they are installed). Training requirements are also being investigated.
Private use of quad bikes and SSVs outside of a workplace is not being considered.
All proposed changes are in the Quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles safety—Proposed work health and safety regulations—Discussion paper. Written submissions are sought from interested parties on the specific questions and key issues identified in the discussion paper.
The paper seeks feedback on the proposed scope of the regulations and the practical impacts for individuals, businesses, and the community. Feedback will guide the development of the safety regulations under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.
Community and industry input is invited. To take part, simply head to Quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles safety—Proposed work health and safety regulations for all the details.
Consultation closes 5pm Wednesday 31 August 2022. Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org