This course shows a participant how to operate the Quad Bike safely in any environment. This unit of competency is designed for participants wanting to develop their knowledge and skills in maintaining and operating quad bikes (four wheeled). It includes performing routine pre-operational checks and maintenance, matching, attaching and operating equipment as described in the manufacturer's operator’s manual; recognising and controlling hazards and risks; safely operating quad bikes in a range of weather and terrain conditions and monitoring and maintaining vehicle records. This unit applies to workers in the agriculture, horticulture and conservation and land management sectors who use quad bikes as part of their daily work routines or any individual for recreational purposes.
"Quad Bikes are now the leading cause of non-intentional injury death on Australian farms (outranking tractors). Deaths are evenly distributed between rollovers, where asphyxiation/ crush injury are common and non-rollovers, where the victim is flung onto a hard surface as a result of a quad bike crash. Almost 9 out of every 10 rollover deaths occur on a farm.
Farmers who are employers or in control of the farm workplace have responsibility under work health and safety law to provide safe systems of work for workers and visitors to the workplace, including the operation of quads".*
This unit is delivered face-to-face using a combination of theory and practical activities at the client's private property or workplace over 1-2 days, depending on prior experience.
Safety is the emphasis in each lesson.
On successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for AHCMOM217 Operate Quad Bikes
There is a high incidence of serious injury and fatality arising from quad bike use.
The Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety (AgHealth) collates data on all fatalities, including those that occur in the workplace, and reports that since 2001:
AgHealth data shows in 2013:
CLICK HERE for Quad Bike Fatality Statistics according to SAFE WORK Australia.
In order to receive a certificate for any accredited course, all students must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). We recommend that you create your USI before you book your course. You will need your USI to enrol. Create one or find out more at www.usi.gov.au