Safety for Work Parties

Safety for Work Parties



Safety for Work Parties  (Printable Outline)


1. Obtain funding (Grants) if needed

2. Meet with land owners: reach agreement on:

         a. Work to be accomplished    

         b. Decide which forms to use (theirs or ours)   

         c. Communications plan    Document #2a

         d. Emergency and evacuation plans Document #3a   Document #3b

         e. Print out needed forms See Forms and Documents page

3. Assemble the work crew

         a. Sign Liability release form for all involved. Participants in volunteer trail work projects

                  and rides under the age of eighteen not accompanied by a parent or guardian                          
                  must be required to have a "Permission to Treat” form before the minor is allowed

                  to participate in a trail work project or ride.   Document #4b (BCHW)


        b. Divide up the work crews if multiple jobs are to be accomplished determine if

                 personnel have physical limitations. Assign work accordingly.  


        c. Ensure work crews each have a medical First Aid Kit, and someone has CPR training.

                   Document #5


        d. Provide job briefings, use check list and attendance roster for each briefing. 

               Participants in volunteer trail work projects and rides must provide a

               name and phone number for personal contact information required by hosting

               BCHW chapter(s)


                 i. Brief on the Job Hazard Analysis See JHA's under

                               Forms and Documents section #7    (print all that apply).


                ii.   Discuss PPE (Personnel Protective Equipment) Document #8                             


                iii.  Discuss Communication Plan  Document #2a

                iv.  Discuss Emergency and Evacuation Plans  Document #3a

                v.  Volunteer Sign in sheet   Document #6a   

                     Abbreviations Document #6b     Agency Codes Document #6c



4. Follow up

              a. Return forms desired by land owner

              b. Fill in incident reports (If needed) and file with the Safety Officer

                     Document #9 (USFS) Sawyer      Document #9b (BCHW)


              c. Close out funding documents (Grants) if needed

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