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The legal position on wearing helmets on the farm
The legislation is the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992:
Section 10 (2) (b) of the Act specifically requires employers to provide suitable safety equipment for their employees and make sure it is worn, whenever a workplace hazard can only be minimised. When quad bikes and bikes are used for work on the farm, the hazard of losing control of the bike can only be minimised – because no amount of knowledge or training can completely eliminate an incident from occurring. Head injury to the rider is a foreseeable harm situation, and a helmet is a known means of reducing the severity of a head injury. So, under that section of the Act, a quad bike or motor bike helmet is a legal requirement.
Section 19 (a) (b) – Every employee shall take all practicable steps to ensure his or her safety while at work including using suitable protective clothing and equipment provided by the employer or, if sub Section 10 (4) applies, suitable protective clothing/equipment provided by the employee himself or herself. So, under this section of the Act employees have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of them and no action or inaction of the employee while at work causes any harm to any other person.
For self-employed people, under Section 17 of the Act requires them to take all practicable steps to ensure the safety of themselves.
Yes, it is a legal requirement to wear helmets on farm when riding ATV quad bikes or motor bikes.
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