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.

Planning and risk assessment

Supervisors are required to adequately plan their field activities and assess and mitigate the risks. This will include, for example, ensuring team members have appropriate training, have adequate personal protective equipment, and know how to secure emergency assistance.

Refer to resources below for help with planning, risk assessment and documentation. Contact EHS for assistance with risk assessment, first aid training and procedure development. 

Field Activity Safety Guidelines UPDATED July 2021

Field Activity Plan template 

Off Campus Activity Risk Matrix (in development)

Hazard Assessment and Risk tool (in development)