Signs protecting council and you
A ‘Signs as Remote Supervision’ policy has been drafted by Federation Council and is on public exhibition for 28 days.
«Council is committed to undertake mitigation of risk and use signage for remote supervision regarding land and recreational facilities under its care and control that are accessible by the public,» council’s Director Finance and Organisation Development Kim Parker said.
«Signs are the cheapest and easiest method that council can employ for supervision at remote loactions.»
Mr Parker said signs impart information to the public that would otherwise require the presence of a staff member.
NSW councils have been subject to liability claims attributed to signs or lack thereof.
«Claims generally centre on complaints from, or injuries to, third parties due to the absence of appropriate signage, or the wording or location of signage is deficient,» Mr Parker said.
Federation Council’s draft policy was adopted at its monthly meeting on March 20, on the motion of Crs Fred Longmire and Gail Law.