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Tractor safety in New South Wales—ROPS Retro-fitment Campaign

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 13(5) 108 - 108 Published: 2002

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Abstract

A ROPS, or Roll Over Protection Structure, is a frame fitted to a tractor to protect the operator in the event of the
tractor rolling over or flipping backwards. In May 2000, WorkCover NSW announced a $2.4 million ROPS Rebate
Scheme, giving farmers access to a $200 rebate for the fitting of an approved ROPS to their tractors. The ROPS
must comply with the Australian Standard AS 1636 ‘Tractor Roll-Over Protective Structures—Criteria for Tests for
AS Earth-Moving Protective Structures’.