Local Safety Guide for Backpackers

Local Safety Guide for Backpackers

Backpackers Guide to Local Safety & Health 2014 – Released

BK1-4 Chart Image 72In a bid to reduce accidents and to ensure a safe and fun travel experience, Pro-Visual Publishing is urging all backpackers in Australia to take the necessary precautions with the recent edition of the Backpackers Guide to Local Safety & Health.

Australia presents many new challenges and considerations for the uninitiated traveller and this year’s Guide provides tips and advice for backpackers of all ages from sunscreen and safe sex to safety on Australian roads.

The guide advises backpackers to be aware of beach safety and only swim between the lifeguard’s flags. Strong currents can be present in creeks, lakes and rivers, as well as the ocean, and the guide details precautions that should be taken when swimming in un-patrolled areas to minimise risks.

Whether a first time backpacker or a well-travelled voyager, the Australian sun is a fierce companion and exposure should be limited or fended off with strong sunscreen, the wearing of a wide-brimmed hat, protective sunglasses and the regular drinking of water.

Other precautions that are highlighted in this year’s guide include travelling alone, particularly women, as well as the necessary vaccinations required to prevent diseases prone to various locations throughout the world.

“I would like to thank all of the sponsors of the Backpackers Guide to Local Safety & Health 2014. Their support has made it possible for the guide to be distributed free of charge”, said John Hutchings, CEO, Pro-Visual Publishing.

Pro-Visual Publishing is the leading specialist in wall-mounted workplace health & safety, food safety & hygiene and health and wellbeing information resource charts. Each chart is practical and informative, providing a quick reference point for management and staff. Pro-Visual Publishing’s charts are designed to inform, motivate, educate and above all keep people and their workplaces safe!

For further information, or to obtain additional copies of the Chart, please call (02) 8272 2611, email marketing@provisual.com.au or see www.provisual.com.au

For Media Enquiries or images please contact Deanna Davenport at Pro-Visual Publishing on

(02) 8272 2611 or ddavenport@provisual.com.au

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