Field Activities

University of Canterbury offers opportunity to engage in learning and research in a wide variety of stimulating environments including visits to field stations, aquatic, alpine, and forest environments, farms, quarries, mines, factories, health facilities and many other cultural and business environments.

Protocol: University Field Activities sets out the procedures to manage the risks and hazards associated with learning and research away from the main campus environment.

The Field Activity Matrix sets out the requirements for a Field Activity Plan for typical off-campus actvities. Sole participants in field activities should refer to the Field Activity Matrix - Sole Participant 

A Field Activity Plan and a Field Activity Checklist is completed by the leader of any activity considered to be anything other than low risk. The Field Activity Leader will also complete a Declaration and Consent.

Students engaged in activity requiring a Field Activity Plan will be asked to complete a Declaration and Consent Form. Any information supplied is used solely for the purpose of managing risk, and treated confidentially in accordance with the Privacy Act and the Health Information Privacy Code.

Epipen Kits

The University of Canterbury provides Epipen Kits for use on field activities should there be a medical emergency involving a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Field activities are often conducted in areas remote from emergency services. Having access to an Epipen enables the person suffering from a severe allergic reaction to receive immediate treatment before emergency services can arrive.

The University Health Centre should be contacted if an Epipen Kit is required on a field activity.


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