How safe are caravan parks?
by Tracey Christensen
When planning a holiday, the safety of our family and possessions is always a consideration. Caravan and tourist parks are generally deemed to be an extremely safe form of accommodation. There are a number of factors contributing to this assessment, as outlined below.
Many caravan parks are enclosed, in most part, by fences and may even have a security boom gate. They often have 24 hour management or caretakers on site and some even employ security personnel at night, particularly during peak holiday periods. Strict speed limits are enforced on roads within parks to ensure children at play are not in danger. All caravan parks must follow standard Occupational Health and Safety procedures and have an OH&S safety plan to minimise risks.
Lock your valuables
It is still advisable to keep your cabin, caravan or campervan locked when you are out, or lock your valuables in your car if you are camping, as there is always a slight risk of having valuables stolen if they are left out in the open. Studies have shown that caravans are much safer parked in caravan parks than parked in other areas such as bush camps, residential properties and roadside stops.
For more specific information on safety precautions at individual parks, contact the caravan park directly.