Entering an area that has been impacted by an emergency is dangerous.
Volunteers should ensure that they wear/utilise personal protective clothing and equipment applicable to the task or environment (this may include enclosed shoes, dust masks and safety goggles).
Please note that in an declared emergency area, access to equipment, even basic cleaning equipment will be limited.
Please consider what you may be able to bring to assist with your tasks. Depending on the type of emergency event and the work that you have volunteered to assist with the following may be required:
- food and drink (bring plenty of water)
- cleaning equipment including brooms, buckets, mops, old rags, gloves and cleaning chemicals
- gardening equipment (gloves, shovels and wheel barrows).
If you are able to provide large equipment and have the correct ticket/safety training (if required), please include this information in your registration details.