Field Project And Camp Set Up And Management

Table of Contents 
18.0 Camp Set Up and Management
18.1 Risks and Hazards Associated with Exploration Camps
18.2 Jurisdictional Regulations and Company Policies
   18.2.1 Alcohol and Drug Policies
   18.2.2 Firearms Regulations and Policies Risks and Hazards Company Owned Firearms in Canada Company Firearms Policy Essential Safe Firearms Practices
   18.2.3 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Responsibilities of Suppliers, Employers and Employees WHMIS Hazard Classifications, Symbols and Labels Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) Site Specific WHMIS Training Requirements
18.3 Responsibilities (Due Diligence) and Camp Management
18.4 Camp Management Guidelines
   18.4.1 Site Selection and Location Site Layout and Organization Communications
   18.4.2 Fire Safety Fire Extinguishers Firefighting Basics
   18.4.3 Fuels and Fuel Handling
   18.4.4 Lanterns, Heating Stoves and Appliances Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
   18.4.5 Generators
   18.4.6 Electrical Safety General Guidelines for Electrical Safety Lockout and Tag Out procedures Batteries
18.5 First Aid
   18.5.1 Emergency First Aid Planning and Preparation
   18.5.2 First Aid Kits and Supplies
   18.5.3 First Aid Training
18.6 Health
   18.6.1 Employee Hygiene
   18.6.2 Guidelines for Kitchen Safety, Food Handling and Food Storage Kitchen Operations Safety Food Preparation Safety Kitchens: Animal and Insect Controls
   18.6.3 Drinking Water Safety
   18.6.4 Waste Management
   18.6.5 Diseases Diphtheria Giardiasis Hantaviral Diseases HIV/AIDS Lyme Disease Measles Mumps Polio Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Rubella Tetanus Tuberculosis (TB) West Nile Virus
18.7 Manual Handling
18.8 Housekeeping
18.9 Resources


Careful planning and a concern for health, safety and the environment are essential for good project management. Field camps or rented accommodations should provide adequate working, eating and sleeping arrangements for field personnel and should be appropriately equipped to encourage employees to work safely and efficiently. At the same time, camps should make as little impact as possible on the environment. Project managers have to allow sufficient time to secure the required permits and permissions before sites are opened. Consider the following factors when selecting a project or camp site:

 Time of residence: Will the camp be in operation for a field season or year round? 
 Duration: Temporary or a permanent establishment 
 Size of the camp (at each time of year) 
 Accessibility: Transportation access (vehicle, helicopter and fixed wing) may impact the site selection
 Required permits.