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Quad bike safety rebate for rural workplaces

01 Jul 2017

Farmers, residing in NSW, who own a business that is registered in NSW as producing goods or providing services in NSW, with less than 20 full-time workers (or equivalent), and farming as their main source of income are now entitled to rebates to improve Quad bike safety. The business owner must reside in NSW. 

Farm workers employed by business owners who meet these criteria are also eligible to apply for the training and helmet rebates. There is a limit of one training course and one helmet for applicants that identify as a farm worker.

In order to be eligible to apply, potential applicants must attend an eligible educative interaction with SafeWork NSW on quad bike safety in rural workplaces PRIOR to the purchase of eligible safety solutions.

The rebate covers the following:

Farmers or farm workers attending quad bike training at an existing Registered Training Organisation (RTO) location across NSW. Participants will be reimbursed up to $310 for completing accredited training.

Purchasing either the Quadbar ™ Operator Protective Device (OPD) or ATV Lifeguard OPD (businesses only). Farmers will be reimbursed up to $250 for each OPD purchased.

Purchasing of a safer vehicle – ie a side-by-side vehicle (SSV) (businesses only). Farmers will be reimbursed up to $500 for the purchase of an agricultural SSV.

Purchasing of helmets compliant with appropriate standards (AS/NZS 1698:2006, NZS 8600:2002, UNECE22.05). Farmers will be reimbursed up to $45 for each helmet purchased.

Tocal College has also been awarded the contract to deliver 100 quad bike-training courses across NSW as part of the SafeWork NSW Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program.

The rebate will be available until 30 June 2017. Further information is available at http://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/health-and-safety/safety-topics-a-z/quad-bikes/quad-bike-safety-improvement-program-FAQs

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