School of Environment


Fieldwork and Hazards

This section applies to all business conducted off campus

Fieldwork and working off-campus


  • The School of Environment conducts a variety of activities in its teaching and research activities which may or may not involve exposure to a significant hazard
  • It is imperative that staff, students and visitors are suitably qualified, experienced and resourced to identify and manage the hazards relating to the equipment or activities they employ
  • Specific information for each type of activity can be found in the Total Health and Safety Manual
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Field Safety Guide
(671.7 kB, PDF)

The Field Safety Guide assists field researchers and field trip supervisors through the fundamental requirements of managing the safety of field activities from planning stage through to conclusion.

The following forms help with the hazard management and planning process:

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Single-day field work form
(119.0 kB, PDF)
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Multi-day field work form
(137.6 kB, PDF)
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Class trip form
(144.0 kB, PDF)
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Hazard Register
(184.1 kB, PDF)
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Hazard Notification Form
(70.0 kB, PDF)

The following forms help with the safety management of student field courses:

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Specific field setting hazards


The School of Environment conducts teaching and research activities in a variety of settings which may involve any number of physical hazards.

It is imperative that staff, students and visitors are suitably qualified, experienced and resourced to identify and manage the hazards in the environments and situations they plan to encounter.

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Rivers, streams, and wading
(474.5 kB, PDF)
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River safety
(1.9 MB, PDF)
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Geophysics Safety
(40.0 kB, PDF)
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Manual Handling
(570.3 kB, PDF)
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Safe Work at Heights
(1.8 MB, PDF)