Vehicle safety

The University uses vehicles for many of its operations. Find out more about how to operate vehicles safely.

The University’s Motor Vehicle Policy makes reference to these specific vehicles:

  • Motor vehicles
  • Tractors
  • Trailers
  • Quad bikes (or all terrain vehicles)
  • Forklift.

Read now: Motor vehicle policy.

Example risk assessment

More information

General Vehicle Safety

The NZ Transport Agency website has very good safety information.

Overseas drivers

Those used to driving overseas should look at this website as it has important information for visiting drivers. 

Driver fatigue

This needs to be considered if people are expected to drive long distances as part of University work or field activities.

Look now: NZ Transport Agency.

Quad Bikes

These cause many injuries and deaths, particularly in the agricultural sector. Therefore, the University prefers that they are not used.

If you decide to go ahead and use quad bikes anyway, you must assess the risks involved and implement the controls as recommended by Worksafe NZ

Document Control
Version: 1.0
Last Updated: Dec 2019
Next Review: Dec 2022
Approver: Associate Director, Health Safety & Wellbeing