Safety notice for visitors to Flock Hill.
BEFORE VISITING FLOCK HILL THE DETAILS BELOW MUST BE READ AND AGREED TO.
Welcome to Flock Hill Station. We are required to advise you of potential hazards and basic safety requirements on Flock Hill. As the person taking responsibility for the visit please ensure all members of your party have read or are aware of the contents of this notice.
Flock Hill is a working high country station. As such there are many potential and real hazards including but not limited to;
- Livestock - Wandering and being mustered
- Vehicles, plant and machinery including main trunk railroad
- Unstable and un-maintained tracks
- Swamps, waterways, rivers, caves, cliffs, old mines
- Sudden changes in weather and river levels
- Animal control – Shooting and poisoning
- Weed control – machine and spraying (ground and air)
- Other farm operations e.g. fertilizer (ground and air)
There is limited cell phone coverage at Flock Hill. You must have a pre agreed route or area you are visiting and have a person not with the group informed of who is with you, where you are going, when you are due out at the latest and what to do if you don’t make contact by the agreed time. Stick to your plan
You are responsible to ensure all members of your party are suitably equipped for your intended visit especially in the event of a sudden deterioration of the weather.
Generally we do not allow vehicles on Flock Hill. Where specific permission has been granted it is on the basis that all vehicles must stay on the tracks. Drivers must be experienced in off road four wheel drive operations and carry equipment to deal with emergencies. During summer every vehicle must carry at least one fully maintained 0.9 kg fire extinguish rated for class ABC fires and one shovel to deal with possible fire.
Absolutely no dogs, firearms, smoking or naked flames on Flock Hill
Leave gates as you find them. Please report any unexpected hazards on your return.
Wilding pines are a menace; please pull out a few on your wanders!
Enjoy your visit to Flock Hill Station
Chris Sharma, 2005