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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:


For more information about Health and Safety check out the OSH website at

For First Aid tips check out the St John website at