Forest Gear for Staff

Equipment for the Forest and Nature Program

The contents of the emergency bag will vary depending on the time of year and weather conditions, the site being used, and the planned for activities according to the relevant risk assessments and daily risk assessment. There are of course also essential items that will be carried out for every session.

Essential Equipment:
  • First Aid Kit (See contents list, contents review record)
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Medical information for each individual and Emergency contact details for every member of the group (adults & children)
  • Risk Assessments for the space being used
  • Communication Devices (mobile phone and/or walkie talkie – checked for working order and signal strength)
  • Clean Water
  • Emergency whistle
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Incident forms
  • Medication forms and Medication for individuals (medication should be clearly labelled – staff have been trained to administer it with parental consent form received)
Other Equipment:
  • Water bottles
  • Sun cream, Bug spray- Aerosols are easily inhaled or ingested when sprayed with others in close proximity and also may negatively impact the ecosystem around us
  • Wet wipes, hand sanitizer
  • Tissues
  • Water bag
  • Tarp, rope, Bush knife