What's the Legal Position on Wearing Helmets on the Farm?

What's the Legal Position on Wearing Helmets on the Farm?

30th Jul 2019

Did you know it is a requirement under the Health & Safety Work Act 2015 to wear a helmet when driving a quad bike or motor bike on farm (chin strap done up). If recommended by the manufacturer a helmet should be worn when driving a side by side on farm.

As is reasonably practicable, the Health & Safety Work Act 2015 requires self employed people to take steps to ensure the safety of them self. Every worker as is reasonably practicable shall take steps to ensure his or her own safety whilst at work. This includes using suitable protective clothing or equipment, suitable protective clothing & equipment provided by him or herself, using fit for purpose vehicles/machinery/equipment.

It is compulsory to wear a helmet on a public road when driving/riding a quad/motor bike or side by side.

The FFM Aghat is available for sale at La Moto Powersports, available in White, Black, Yellow, Blue or Red. This versatile, lightweight helmet has been designed to meet the needs of the working farmer and is adjustable to fit the larger head. With its rugged construction, light weight, and fully ventilated shell it's just the ticket for comfortable all day use. And its multi-fit, so no hassles trying to find the right size - just adjust it to your own head and away you go!

An essential piece of equipment for anyone using an ATV for work purposes, this versatile, rugged, NZ made helmet with NZS8600:2002 Safety Standard, is perfect for farming and agriculture.

FFM AgHat Max ATV Safety Helmet