Risk Management Gone Mad?

Signage seems to be everywhere you go these days. Recently at Wilsons Prom I came across some strange ones. 5 Mile Beach is remote. We are talking about a 16km walk in to just to reach it. Is there a need to have a sign stating the obvious – that the beach is not patrolled by life guards. Has risk management gone too far? It is a sad state of affairs when land managers absolve themselves of responsibility by erecting a sign but is there a need for the bloody obvious? Most probably a sign of our increasing litigious society.  Surely people need to take some personal responsibility. I think New Zealand has go this right on.

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About mickbeckers

G'day my name is Mick. I have a love for all things outdoors. In 2014-15 I completed a thru-hike of Te Araroa in New Zealand which now has me addicted to long distance hiking. Day to day I'm a forest firefighter in Australia and have the opportunity to work internationally. Much to the annoyance of my neighbours I also have 20 years under my belt as a drummer for several bands.
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