According to statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), there were 14 fatal injuries involving agricultural vehicles, including quad bikes and ATVs, in the UK in 2020/21. This is an increase from the 11 fatalities reported in the previous year.

Additionally, the HSE reports that there were 3,070 non-fatal injuries involving agricultural vehicles in the same period, with around a third of these involving ATVs and quad bikes.

These statistics highlight the risks associated with using these vehicles, particularly in agricultural and rural settings. It is important for operators to receive proper training and wear appropriate safety gear to minimize the risk of accidents and injuries.

The good news is that you can take advantage of a free online training course. This is a theory course that will give you a good understanding of the main health and safety considerations.

You can download the HSE Guide below:

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