Site Visits - Work Site

Going on a Site Visit before your Canal Camp can be a daunting experience. To help we have provided you with 3 helpful check lists for when you visit the accommodation, surrounding area and site.

A full version of the Canal Camp Site Questionnaire can be downloaded here.

The Work Site - Things to Consider

Site Address and Directions
OS Grid Reference
Local trust contact details
Local Canal & River Trust details (if required)
Local trust or Other personnel potentially working on site
Local Landowner
Public Access
Local police contact
Local Council Liaison
EA Liaison
Health & Safety Executive Office
Other interested individuals - potential site visits
Fire contact (if having bonfires)
Site Access: WRG vehicles, HGVs (deliveries), Time Constraints, Overhead Obstructions, Tipping/Unloading Area - Pedestrian Routes and Plant Routes
Site Step Up: Security Fencing, Welfare facilities (toilets, hand washing, rest/eating), Water - mixing, material/tool and plant storage, fuel storage, parking, waste disposal, burning restrictions, spoil dump location
Hospital details/directions
Mobile phone signal
Local Sensitivities - noise, working hours, environmental challenges, objections
Services to be aware of
Planning - Consents and approvals
Design approval
Environmental Impact Analysis
Tree Preservation Orders
Temporary Dam/Draining Canal/ Suspended solids management (de-silting)
Confined Spaces
Working at Height
Nearest builders merchants
Plant company details
Plant and equipment provided by local trust
Plant and equipment supplied by WRG
Risk Assessments
Method Statements

A full version of the Canal Camp Site Questionnaire can be downloaded here.

Please remember to submit your Risk Assessments and Method Statement before the Camp to Jenny Black.

Publicise your camp
Contact local newspapers, TV and radio stations and ask them to come along and see what you are up to. WRG Head Office can also publicise your work via press releases, on facebook and twitter.