13th August 2012
Australia’s peak body for the automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) together with the Australian All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) industry, comprising the leading distributors, have today called for proposals for the use of rollover devices on ATVs to be rejected.
Submission to Safe Work Australia in response to the Public Discussion Paper: Review Of Design and Engineering Controls For Improving Quad Bike Safety
13th August 2012
The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) is Australia’s peak organisation for the automotive industry and represents importers of ATVs and motorcycles as well as car manufacturers and importers. The FCAI and the industry it represents will continue to refer to All Terrain Vehicles by that (correct) name. The slang term “quad bike” has become popular in some quarters in recent years, but only because of an unfortunate confusion between “terrain”, on the one hand, and “topography”, on the other. The ATV industry in Australia is concerned about the number of deaths and injuries associated with ATV use and has always been a willing and collaborative contributor to forums aimed at developing strategies and actions to improve safety.
1st March 2012
The purpose of this paper is to outline views concerning ATV safety held by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), the peak body that represents the automotive industry in Australia, and by the leading Australian importers and distributors of four-wheel motorcycles, which are generally known in Australia and throughout the world as all terrain vehicles or “ATVs”.