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This page provides data on up to date and historical work-related quad bike fatalities per region and quad bike related serious harm notifications by WorkSafe NZ region.

 

Quad bike Serious Harm Notifications (HSE), and Notifications of Notifiable Injury or Illness (HSWA) Received by WorkSafe New Zealand by Region
(01 January 2009 to 31 October 2017)

SHI/NNII Notifications Calendar year
Region 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017* Total
Auckland 5 5 5 2 3 2 0 7 2 31
Bay of Plenty 7 4 4 1 2 3 1 0 4 26
Canterbury 8 4 12 6 7 8 3 8 3 59
Gisborne 3 2 2 2 6 5 0 1 0 21
Hawkes Bay 0 8 8 8 8 1 3 5 4 45
Manawatu-Whanganui 2 3 5 7 3 3 3 4 3 33
Marlborough 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Nelson 1 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 8
Northland 1 5 1 1 2 4 2 1 0 17
Not Defined 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 9
Otago 11 7 4 6 12 9 4 13 7 73
Southland 4 8 9 13 7 12 7 4 3 67
Taranaki 3 0 0 1 2 3 2 2 2 15
Tasman 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
Waikato 5 6 14 13 14 13 11 14 4 94
Wellington 1 3 2 4 3 1 4 5 0 23
West Coast 2 2 2 0 1 0 2 3 2 14
Total 60 60 73 67 71 65 44 69 34 543

Source: WorkSafe New Zealand Case Management System
Data Extracted: 31 October 2017
Note*: The 2017 data is up to date 31 October 2017.

 

Confirmed Quad bike Workplace Fatalities Notified to WorkSafe New Zealand
(01 January 2006 to 31 October 2017)

SHI notifications Calendar year
Region 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017* Total
Auckland 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Bay of Plenty 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 6
Canterbury 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
Gisborne 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Hawke's Bay 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 5
Manawatu-Whanganui 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 7
Northland 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
Otago 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
Southland 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Taranaki 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Waikato 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 11
Wellington 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 4
West Coast 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
Total 3 4 6 6 5 4 5 3 6 9 5 4 60

Source: WorkSafe New Zealand Fatalities Register
Data Updated: 31 October 2017
Note*: The 2017 data is up to date 31 October 2017

 


The statistics show the number of quad bike fatalities and quad bike related serious harm incidents, notified under the Health and Safety in Employment (HSE) Act 1992 and Health and Safety at Work (HSWA) Act 2015. The statistics do not include fatalities in the Maritime or Aviation sectors or due to work-related crashes on the road as these are investigated by Maritime New Zealand, the Civil Aviation Authority and the NZ Police respectively.

Last updated 8 November 2017