One of our members recently brought up the question of Insurance, so I thought I’d put out the facts for all to see.
Friends of the Royal National Park Incorporated, is, as you can see from our official title, an Incorporated body and as such, is answerable to the Office of Fair Trading.
Their site points out that :
An incorporated association has its own legal identity separate from its members, providing protection to members in legal transactions.
An incorporated association can:
enter into and enforce contracts, including the ability to hold, acquire and deal with property
sue or be sued
continue regardless of changes to membership.
As an incorporated entity, we also have to have a Public Officer, pay annual fees and maintain proper financial and membership records and registers.
We also have an insurance policy for our members to protect and compensate them in the event of an incident.
I’ve attached a copy of the fact sheet provided by our insurance broker should you want to investigate exactly what is covered.
In summary, you are covered for legal liability up to $10million and up to $10,000 for injury or death incurred whilst on a FOR activity.
This includes things like bush-care, bush re-gen, bush-walks or other social events. It includes children from 5 years and up.
For full details see Attached Fact Sheet