Some of the common hazards that may be found are:
This is the wearing away of the land surface by natural forces such as water, wind, or ice.
Erosion can cause coastal cliffs, riverbanks, or slopes to become unstable and collapse, posing a risk of injury or damage to people and property.
Digging into sandbanks and other unstable materials could cause engulfment.
This is the movement of soil, rock, or items such as epiphytes falling from trees, from higher to lower ground, usually due to gravity or weather conditions.
Falling debris can cause injuries, damage, or blockages to roads, tracks, or structures.
Fallen trees can block tracks and pathways.
This is the sinking or lowering of the ground level due to various factors such as groundwater extraction, mining, or earthquakes.
Subsidence can cause cracks, holes, or uneven surfaces on the land, affecting the stability and safety of buildings, roads, or infrastructure.
The uneven, wet or muddy surfaces can cause slips, trips and falls.
This is the covering of land by water due to various causes such as flooding, overland flow, storm surge, tidal effects, or ponding.
Inundation can result in water damage, contamination, or loss of access to property or facilities.
Stock and animals
Harm and injuries from wandering stock, other animals and dogs off leash.
Some reserves include very steep terrain and sheer drops.
Adverse weather causing unexpected flooding, or some health conditions arising from weather extremes, such as sunstroke, heat stress or hypothermia.
Drowning hazards from nearby waterways, drains and ponds.
Project or maintenance work
On occasion, our contractors may be undertaking project or maintenance work that may pose a hazard, such as lawn mowing, weed eating and control, track maintenance, tree maintenance or other work.
Our contractors may pause their work to let you pass or stop altogether if the risk is high.
Please respect any barriers around high-risk work.
There may be other hazards on site that we are unaware of.