Terms and Conditions
The following terms and conditions apply to the SafeWork NSW Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program Rebates Package (Program). Please read them carefully before applying.
Applicant – an applicant for this Program who meets the eligibility requirements outlined in section 1.1.1.
Drone - also known as a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can be remotely controlled or flown autonomously through controlled flight plans. The drone must be from the eligibility list, available at www.safework.nsw.gov.au
The applicant is required to apply for an aviation reference number (ARN) with Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) prior to accessing the rebate.
Eligible interaction – specific event operated or supported by SafeWork NSW including a Farm Safety Day, Agricultural Field Day, Webinar and Safety Advisory Visit conducted by SafeWork NSW Officers. These interactions typically involve discussions with SafeWork NSW staff on quad bike safety relevant to the applicants business.
Eligible safety solutions – are limited to eligible side by side vehicles, operator protective devices, helmets and drones, which must be bought from a commercial outlet. Rebates will not cover the design or manufacture of new items, items which have been leased or purchased through a payment plan, owner-built items, items that an applicant has had designed and manufactured to the applicant’s specifications, purchase of raw materials or second-hand items, service repairs, or maintenance.
Helmet – should comply with one of the following standards: AS/NZS 1698:2006 - Protective helmets for vehicle users; NZS 8600:2002 – All-terrain vehicle helmets (designed for use on quad bikes not exceeding 30km/h); or UNECE22.05 – Protective helmets and visors for drivers and passengers of motorbikes and mopeds.
Operator Protective Device (OPD) – there are currently only two OPDs that meet the criteria for this rebate. They are the Quadbar Flexi (previously referred to as the Quadbar) and the ATV Lifeguard.
Side by side vehicle (SSV) – an SSV for the purpose of this program is one designed for use in an agricultural environment, and fitted as standard with operator protective devices including a roll bar and three point seat belt/belts. The SSV must be from the eligibility list, available at www.safework.nsw.gov.au
The program excludes SSVs that are designed for recreation/sport and children.
APPLICATION FOR THE SAFEWORK NSW QUAD BIKE SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM REBATES PACKAGE
To be eligible to apply, the applicant must fulfil the following criteria:
Be an owner of a business that is registered in NSW, is producing goods or providing services in NSW, falls within the scope of the NSW Work Health and Safety Act 2011, has 0-20 full-time workers (or equivalent), owns and uses a quad bike or SSV for the main purpose of the farming business and farming is the applicant’s main source of income or be a worker for a business owner that meets these criteria. For the purchase of a drone, the applicant must currently own and use a quad bike or SSV on their farm. The applicant must reside in NSW. The applicant is not able to apply for a rebate in relation to a business registered in a state or territory other than NSW, or an investment trust, managed fund, strata title scheme, subsidiary of a larger business, or a voluntary association. The applicant can contact NSW Farmers Association on 1300 794 000 if they are unsure of eligibility.
Attend an eligible interaction with SafeWork NSW. Applicants must attend an eligible interaction prior to the purchase of any eligible safety solution. An eligible interaction includes attendance at an eligible safety event operated or supported by SafeWork NSW such as (i) Farm Safety Day, (ii) Agricultural Field Day, (iii) webinar, (iv) Virtual Farm Safety Day, (iv) completing a quad bike or side by side vehicle training course through Tocal College and/or (vi) engaging in a Safety Advisory Visit with SafeWork NSW staff to discuss quad bike safety relevant to the applicant’s business.
Purchase an eligible safety solution(s) after 19 July 2016. If the eligible safety solution(s) is a drone, it must be purchased after 27 February 2019.
Complete and sign an application form agreeing to the terms and conditions of the rebate program.
The applicant must send a copy of paid tax invoice(s), receipt(s) or proof of purchase, and other required documentation with a completed application form to the NSW Farmers Association. Eligible safety solutions need to be purchased from a commercial outlet. All tax invoices and receipts must state the business/contractor’s name, address, ABN/ACN/BRN number, payment date, description and cost of solution.
Applications must be submitted within 6 months of the applicant attending an eligible interaction.
ELIGIBILITY FOR A REBATE
Eligible safety solutions must be existing manufactured safety items that meet all relevant standards, approvals, and legislative requirements and are available for purchase by small businesses at commercial outlets – eg competitive existing commercial products. Rebates will not cover the design or manufacturing of new items, owner-built items, items designed and manufactured to the applicant’s specifications, purchase of raw materials, purchase of second-hand items, service repairs or maintenance. Rebates will not subsidise retrospective improvements made before the eligible interaction with SafeWork NSW or purchased before 19 July 2016.
Rebates will not cover products or equipment for domestic, recreational or social activities and must be for use on-farm in NSW.
The rebate is not available for goods or services that have already received a rebate from another SafeWork NSW safety initiative or rebate. Nor is it applicable to government agencies, or for businesses claiming on behalf of another business – eg agents or consultants lodging applications on behalf of their clients.
CLAIMING FOR A REBATE
Effective from 17 February 2021, $2000 is available per eligible ABN. Eligible applicants can lodge any number of rebate applications to reach the rebate amount of $2000 under one ABN which can include a combination of up to $2,000 for a SSV, up to $600 per OPD, up to $90 per helmet and up to $500 per drone, so long as the total is not more than $2,000.
A rebate may be obtained for a maximum of one helmet per worker.
A rebate may be obtained for a maximum of one drone per business owner.
Applying for the Program does not preclude an applicant from applying for other rebate programs offered by SafeWork NSW if and when they become available, provided the applicant meets the terms and conditions of any other rebate program.
Items listed under ‘Excluded items’ in the application form, including GST, freight and insurance costs, do not qualify for the rebate.If an applicant has lodged a rebate application relating to a purchase made prior to 1 October 2019, they may be eligible to make another rebate application relating to a purchase made after 1 October 2019. This is subject to establishing the applicant has only made one, or no, rebate applications previously, and has not already met the $2,000 limit.
If an applicant has lodged a rebate application relating to a purchase made prior to 1 October 2019, they may be eligible to make another rebate application relating to a purchase made after 1 October 2019. This is subject to establishing the applicant has only made one, or no, rebate applications previously, and has not already met the $2,000 limit.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
The applicant will not be eligible to obtain a rebate in relation to eligible safety solution(s) if they or a relative are
the supplier of the eligible safety solution; (b) employed by the supplier of the eligible safety solution; or (c) have any legal interest in the supplier of the eligible safety solution.
SafeWork NSW workers and contractors are not eligible to apply for a rebate during any period in which they are employed by SafeWork NSW or are providing services to SafeWork NSW.
REFUND OF A REBATE
At any time (including after providing a rebate), SafeWork NSW may request information from applicants to verify that the eligible safety solution is effective and durable.
If SafeWork NSW is not satisfied that the eligible safety solution is effective and durable, or if SafeWork NSW suspects that any part of the eligible safety solution has been on-sold by a business, SafeWork NSW may require an applicant to repay any rebate provided by SafeWork NSW.
Applicants may be required to repay the rebate to SafeWork NSW if any of these terms and conditions are found to have been breached.
FEEDBACK AND PUBLICITY
6.1. SafeWork NSW may contact participants for feedback on the Program and may publicise their business’ involvement in the Program with their prior approval in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.
7.1 SafeWork NSW reserves the right to change any or all of the terms and conditions of the Program or to cancel the Program at any time.
The applicant acknowledges and agrees that as far as the law permits, SafeWork NSW (and its successors) and NSW Farmers Association accept no liability in respect to any claim, cause of action or loss or damage arising out of, or in relation to, training or goods/services that are the subject of this funding assistance.
The applicant agrees that they release SafeWork NSW and NSW Farmers Association from any claim or liability arising out of, or in relation to, the rebate that is the subject of the registration or rebate application, to the extent that claim or liability is not caused by SafeWork NSW or NSW Farmers Association negligence or breach of this application or any other term implied by law.
SafeWork NSW and NSW Farmers' Association collect and manages the personal information provided by by you
in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. SafeWork NSW and NSW Farmers Association collect and use this information to determine whether you are eligible for a rebate, to provide services (such as to deliver safety programs, conduct follow-up surveys or inspections, invite you to participate in future research projects relating to quad bike safety), to improve the quality of SafeWork NSW services, and to provide you with information about other services we offer. Your personal information may be provided to NSW Government agencies or quad bike dealerships for the purpose of ensuring that the total of government benefits received does not exceed the maximum rebate entitlement. Failure to provide the information requested in the application form may result in us not being able to process your application.