Stay on the Safe Side: Choose the right vehicle for the job
Monday 17th July, 2023
STAY ON THE SAFE SIDE: CHOOSE THE RIGHT VEHICLE FOR THE JOB
What influences your decision when you choose to take the quad over the motorbike, or maybe the tractor over the ute? Does your choice have more to do with saving time than being safe?
Quad bikes are not meant to be ridden in steep or heavily wooded terrain and yet, often when rollovers occur, these factors are involved.
A simple risk assessment may be the difference between getting injured or getting the job done. Taking a step back and thinking through the possible scenarios may actually save you more time. Because honestly, how many of us have sat with our head resting on the wheel of the ute as our frustration boils over knowing we probably shouldn’t have driven over that wet paddock and now, here we are bogged and about to go for a long walk in the rain to get the tractor?
If time is a critical factor, asking a few, well-placed questions about the task can help you make the best choice for safety but also for efficiency.
Stay on the safe side and choose right the first time.