Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Proof That Helmets Save Lives

12 January 2006

Proof That Helmets Save Lives

A Norsewood dairy farmer is counting himself very lucky after surviving a head on collision with a car while on his farm motorbike.

Federated Farmers member Iain Emslie was wearing a specially designed and certified all terrain vehicle (ATV) helmet which probably saved his life.

"This accident once again proves the importance of wearing certified helmets on farm motorbikes and ATVs," commented Charlie Pedersen, President of Federated Farmers on New Zealand (Inc).

Mr Pedersen is also the chairman of the New Zealand Agriculture Health and Safety Council which produced ATV guidelines and a specially designed helmet for farm use two years ago.

"The guidelines and the helmet have proved useful for improving safety on farms and minimising harm to human health," said Mr Pedersen.

"Wearing a helmet should be routine for farmers and all people using ATVs and motorbikes. Anything less is asking for trouble," said Mr Pedersen.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>


Statistics: Butter At Record $5.67/Block; High Vegetable Prices

Rising dairy prices have pushed food prices up 2.7 percent in the year to October 2017, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 3.0 percent increase in the year to September 2017. More>>

ALSO:

Science: New Research Finds Herbicides Cause Antibiotic Resistance

New University of Canterbury research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates. More>>

ALSO:

CO2 And Water: Fonterra's Environment Plans

Federated Farmers support Fonterra’s bold push to get to zero emissions of CO2 on the manufacturing side of the Co-operative, both in New Zealand and across its global network. More>>

ALSO:

Fisheries: Decision To Delay Monitoring ‘Fatally Flawed’

Conservation group representatives say a decision by the new Minister of Fisheries, Stuart Nash, to delay implementation of camera monitoring of fishing efforts in New Zealand is ‘fatally flawed’. More>>

ALSO:

Kaikōura Quakes: One Year On

State Highway One and the railway were blocked by damage and slips and the Inland Road suffered significant damage. Farms, homes and businesses suffered building and land damage. Power and internet went down, drinking water systems, sewage systems and local roads were all badly affected... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Bill Bennett on Tech