Field research

Field research is defined as work activities conducted primarily for the purpose of research undertaken by employees or students of the University beyond the geographical boundaries of the University property.

Risk assessment

Researchers who authorize research activities in the field are required to assess the risks of the research activities, mitigate risks, ensure researchers have the appropriate training to undertake the work tasks, and adequate personal protective equipment. Research team members should be informed of the risks. In addition, field teams should have adequate training in first aid, first aid supplies and a written procedure for securing assistance in an emergency.

Planning and documentation tools

EHS has developed a planning guideline document and a planning template. On request, we will also assist you with risk assessment, first aid training and procedures for securing emergency assistance. For assistance email ehs_sfu@sfu.ca or call Tel: 778.782.7265.