Safety first

If you are organising working bees and planting days it is important to plan ahead to ensure that everyone stays safe, enjoys the experience and wants to come back again!

· Ensure all volunteers are aware of any hazards in the area where they are working.

· Wear covered foot-wear when using spades.

· Make sure anyone using tools knows how to use them safely.

· It is best to limit working bees to four hours maximum with breaks as needed.

· If possible provide shade/shelter and refreshments.

· It's a good idea to have a first aid kit and trained first aider on site.

· Make sure you have a way of raising the alarm and communicating with emergency services.

Person using protective clothing and equipment while spraying herbicide.Use protective clothing and equipment when using herbicide.