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SafeWork NSW offering free quad bike safety training for kids

Apr 19th 2022

SafeWork NSW offering free quad bike safety training for kids

New South Wales' workplace health and safety regulator, SafeWork, has partnered with a local agricultural college to deliver a free quad bike safety program for children aged 16 years and over.

Minister for Fair Trading Eleni Petinos said young people would be taught how to operate high-risk vehicles in the workplace safely.

"These types of vehicles can be dangerous, and that is why this Youth Week we are encouraging young people to take part in this free training. Students and their teachers will be taught how to safely use and maintain quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles," Ms Petinos said.

"Tragically, since 2011, there have been 168 quad bike deaths in the country, 43 of those in New South Wales. 15 percent of fatalities are children under the age of 16.

"Safety is my first priority, so we must ensure students using these vehicles are protected and are learning the best safety practices.

Read the full story on the SafeWork NSW website.

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