Workplace training and safety blog

Posted in Safety, Defensive Driving

Side by Side Training

If you compare the safety standards of a side by side vehicle to the quad bike, the side by side wins easily.  Firstly, the side by side has seat belts and a roll cage.  Secondly, the side by side cannt go as fast as a quad bike.  Thirdly, its allot harder to roll a side by side because the wheel base…

Winch Not Working
Posted in Defensive Driving, Safety

Winch Not Working

We had a winch fitted to the front of a 4WD vehicle and thought it was just not doing what it was meant to do.  On further investigation we found the winch cable was running around the drum the wrong way.  The cable must run in on the bottom of the drum, the pulling power is on the bottom of drum as…

Posted in Safety, Defensive Driving

Quad bike gets safer with Lifesaver

Quad bike roll bar technology looks good.  If the quad bike rolls on the rider it can kill as most ATV weigh 400kg.  The Lifesaver roll bar is flexible like a big springs that flexs over the body rather than crushing, watch video.  In the rural workplace quad contribute to deaths each year, so why do…

What are ABS Brakes
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What are ABS Brakes

What is ABS?  – Anti-lock Brake System, or sometime called Anti-Skid Brake System.Anti-lock braking system have been around since the early 70’s. It is a safety anti-skid braking system used on land vehicles, motorcycles and buses. ABS operates by preventing the wheels from locking up during braking,…

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​Toyota Stuck in L4

Can’t get your Toyota Prado out of Low 4Try this, the vehicle must be stationary, select neutral with your foot on the brake and turn the control switch from L4 to H4 slowly.  Waiting until the L4 light goes out, 3 – 5 sec and you should hear a click.  OK it did not work, you may need to reverse your…