Field activities

Field activities are defined as work, research and/or learning activities undertaken by faculty, staff or students under the auspices of SFU and beyond the geographical boundaries of University property.

Risk assessment

Supervisors are required to assess the risks of the activities, mitigate risks, and ensure team members have the appropriate training to undertake the field tasks and have adequate personal protective equipment. Team members must be informed of the risks and have adequate training, for example, in first aid and securing assistance in an emergency.

Planning and documentation tools

Refer to resources below to assist with planning a safe field activity. On request, EHS will assist you with risk assessment, first aid training and procedures for securing emergency assistance.  Email ehs_sfu@sfu.ca or call 778.782.7265.

Field Activity Safety Guidelines (includes COVID-19 guidance) UPDATED March 2021

Field Activity Plan template (includes COVID-19 guidance) UPDATED March 2021

Off Campus Activity Risk Matrix (in development)

Hazard Assessment and Risk tool (in development)