British Trust for Conservation Volunteers
Non Government Orginisation
This safety overview booklet is intended to complement the existing health and safety policies and practices of both volunteer groups and land managers working with volunteers in countryside management. The booklet's basic premises are that there are the same obligations to ensure the health and safety of volunteers as of employees and that this should be reflected in the organisation of sites, equipment and work. Volunteers here mean any participants who are not paid employees, and could include trainees and those on government schemes.