Volunteer safety guidelines
The Bay of Plenty Regional Council takes the health and safety of care group members seriously. Getting it wrong can have serious consequences for everyone.
Incident and accident reporting
It is a legal requirement for volunteers to report any accidents, incidents or near misses while undertaking a care group activity.
Please use this form to let us know about anything that's happened to you. It will help us to prevent accidents or harm to volunteers in future:
Please use this form to fill out any hazards on site
Best practice guidelines
Check back on this page soon for factsheets containing guidelines to help volunteers keep themselves safe when:
- Using powered tools
- Using hand tools
- Applying herbicides
- Undertaking pest animal control
For more information about Health and Safety check out the OSH website at www.dol.govt.nz
For First Aid tips check out the St John website at www.stjohn.org.nz/tips