Quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles safety – Proposed work health and safety regulations

The Office of Industrial Relations is investigating the introduction of work health and safety regulations to improve the safety of workers and others when operating quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles (SSV) at a workplace. This includes mandating:

  • helmet use
  • no kids on adult quad bikes and SSVs
  • certain passenger restrictions for some vehicles
  • seat belts for some SSVs (where they have been installed).

As a longer-term objective, feedback is also sought on the introduction of training requirements.

The private use of quad bikes and SSVs outside of a workplace is not captured within the scope of this proposal.

More information is contained in the Quad Bikes and Side-by-Side Vehicles safety – Proposed Work Health and Safety regulations discussion paper:


Written submissions

Written submissions are sought from all interested parties on the specific questions and key issues identified in the discussion paper.

Email your submission to whspolicy@oir.qld.gov.au.

Consultation closes Wednesday, 31 August 2022.