Security Agency not forming a new ATV tipping over, despite the EU certification

  • Security Agency not forming a new ATV tipping over, despite the EU certification
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    The health and safety authority (HSA) is not yet ready to form an opinion on the new ATV arcs, in spite of the certification, at least one of the devices by the EU authorities.
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The health and safety authority (HSA) is not yet ready to form an opinion on the new ATV arcs, in spite of the certification, at least one of the devices by the EU authorities.

In General, arc not provided with Quad bikes because traditional roll bar design depends for its effectiveness on the operator wearing a seat belt.

ASP said that in the absence of seat belts, the risk is abandoned the operator of blow bars in the event of a rollover.

However, in recent years, roll-over protection device appeared on the market, designed for use with ATVs.

At least one of them has been certified in accordance with the requirements of the European community machinery Directive and the authority asked for its view on these devices.

However, HOSEA said fitting CE roll-over protection devices (e.g., fans), now available on the market for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) or quads, at the discretion of the owner/operator.

Health and safety said that does not have sufficient information at this time to form an opinion on the effectiveness of these new structures and, therefore, not issuing regulations or recommendations concerning such devices.

Quad bike fatalities represented 19pc of all agricultural loss of a vehicle during this period. 75pc of those that suffered a fatal ATV accidents were aged 60 years or older.

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