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Deadline for feedback

  • Feedback must be received by 5pm on Thursday 16 December , 2010.

Feedback on draft quad bike guidelines

The consultation period for this document closed on 16th December 2010.  For information on further developments, please email Demi Naylor at demi.naylor@dol.govt.nz.

The Department of Labour intends to publish new Guidelines for the Safe Use of Quad Bikes in Agriculture.

The new guidelines will help reduce the death and injury toll by providing practicable steps farmers can take to manage hazards associated with quad bikes on farms.
 
On average, 850 people are injured riding quad bikes on farms every year and five people die.

The guidelines are relevant to farmers, including deer farmers and people involved in forestry activity on farms, and to the horticulture and viticulture industries.

Draft guidelines have been prepared and the Department is now seeking feedback on them.

Public feedback

The draft document brings the guidelines into line with manufacturers’ recommendations, including the recommendations on helmet use, age of rider, the need for training and the carrying of passengers. The Department considers that it is important to maintain consistency with manufacturers’ recommendations in the final document.

It is seeking feedback on:

  • Whether the purpose of the draft guidelines is clear
  • Which parts of the document submitters think work well and provide clear, useful information
  • Suggestions for making the information easier to understand and more relevant to the reader
  • Any changes that may be needed to technical information.

To provide feedback on the draft guidelines please use the feedback form provided. Only written feedback provided on the form will be considered.

Draft Guidelines for the Safe Use of Quad Bikes in Agriculture [HTML]
Draft Guidelines for the Safe Use of Quad Bikes in Agriculture [PDF, 17 pages, 685KB]
Feedback form [rtf, 4 pages, 6kB]

Where to send feedback

Email: standards@dol.govt.nz

Fax: 04 915 6239

Post:
Feedback on Draft Guidelines for the Safe Use of Quad Bikes in Agriculture
Attention: Demi Naylor
Department of Labour
PO Box 3705
Wellington 6140

Deadline for feedback

Feedback must be received by 5pm on Thursday December 16, 2010.

Official Information Act

The Department of Labour is subject to the Official Information Act 1982, which means that your submission may be made available to those seeking information under that Act.