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VOLUNTEER INDUCTION HANDBOOK

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Welcome to Seven Sisters Festival 2016

 We value and appreciate your contribution to the event and hope you enjoy your experience as both a volunteer and participant of this magical, empowering weekend.

  •  It is vital that you read through this page in its entirety
  • Copies of this booklet and safety induction forms, will be available at the volunteer sign in station
  • You will be required to fill out the form to prove you have read and understood terms before commencing your shift

PRIOR TO THE FESTIVAL

  • Purchase Volunteer Ticket to confirm your place before Jan 31st

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ARRIVAL AT FESTIVAL

Present your printed volunteers ticket to gain entry to the Festival.Remember to have cash for the $10 car levy. Please try and carpool.

 Please arrive at the volunteer sign in area next to the Info tent) on arrival at the festival. This lets us know that you are here. You will be given a volunteer badge and name tag.

COMMENCING WORK

Please be aware of your shift times so you can arrive 15 minutes prior to your shift at the specified area

  • Waste volunteers – HQ
  • Info Tent volunteers – Info Tent
  • Healing haven/ divination support staff – Healing haven sign in tent
  • Divination support staff – Divination sign in tent
  • Quick response team – Crew support desk
  • Traffic volunteers – Main gate
  • Gate volunteers –     Main gate

Here your managers will

  • sign you in
  • brief you on your role
  • give you relevant equipment
  • You may be given a
    • Hi-Vis vest;
    • radio or equipment if required;
  • Be given instructions of where to go to start your shift.

 DRESS STANDARDS

 We do not have a formal dress code due to the variety of work and services; however it is important that you dress in a safe manner, as follows:

  • be neat, tidy and comfortable ;
  • wear closed toe shoes;
  • Wear a hat and sun protective clothing and apply sunscreen every 2-3 hours if working an outdoor shift.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AS A VOLUNTEER

  •  Do not expose yourselves or others to work safety risks;
  • Comply with all Seven Sisters Festival safety instructions;
  • Use equipment supplied correctly;
  • Report any risks, illness or injuries to either yourself or others to the information tent or Seven Sisters management team;
  • Smoking or consumption of alcohol is prohibited for the duration of your shift.

REMEMBER: SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY!

MANDATORY SITE REQUIREMENTS

  •  Obey all safety signs and barricading;
  • Always obey speed, parking and vehicular restrictions.
  • Speed limit in park is; 5kph and no vehicles are to be driven on the oval or within inner festival perimeters;
  • Do not at any time enter unauthorised or restricted areas;
  • Smoking is not permitted in any building or venue in the festival site.

TERMINATION OF A VOLUNTEER

 Seven Sisters Festival has the right to terminate a volunteer, if:

  • there is a continued failure to attend rostered shift at designated time and deliver the responsibilities as outlined in the role description;
  • failure to comply with safety instructions and/or procedures, or behave in ways that may endanger others;
  • Are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

EVACUATION AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 In the unlikely case of a site evacuation, festival management and wardens will direct you to the nearby assembly area on the oval. If this was to happen, you must follow all instructions given by festival wardens. Please familiarise yourself with our emergency and safety information and site map on display at the Info Tent to understand where the emergency assembly area is located.

UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU NOT TO RETURN TO AN EVACUATED AREA UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO

MANUAL HANDLING

 Ways to reduce the risk of injury with manual handling include:

  •  lighten loads (break loads into small quantities);
  • reduce bending, twisting and reaching movements;
  • Use mechanical assistance or assistance of others (eg. trolleys and adjustable height workbenches; seating).

SLIPS, TRIPS & FALLS

 Ways to reduce the risk include:

  • wear appropriate footwear;
  • clean all spills immediately;
  • place “slippery floor” signs in public areas when spills are being cleaned or the floor is wet;
  • Keep floors and walkways free of stock, boxes, cartons, equipment, electrical cords and rubbish;
  • Maintain clear visibility when carrying loads.

WORKING AT HEIGHTS

 Ladders and stepladders should only be 90cm from the top (for single and extension ladders and be used for very light work where there is no danger of overreaching and the volunteer can steady themselves at all times.

IF YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE OR CONCERNED ABOUT WORKING AT HEIGHTS THEN YOU SHOULD NOT BE DOING IT. PLEASE SPEAK TO OUR VOLUNTEER MANAGER, KELLIE CURTIS ABOUT YOUR CONCERNS BEFORE COMMENCING YOUR ROLE.

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

 A hazardous substance can be any substance whether solid, liquid or gas that may cause harm to you. These substances may seem harmless but can make you very sick if they are used incorrectly. Harm to health may occur suddenly, such as dizziness, nausea and itchy eyes or skin and can give you potential long term health issues.

Remember to:

  • follow safe work procedures;
  • do not eat, drink or smoke while working with a hazardous substance;
  • do not keep food or drink near the substance;
  • wash your hands and face and other exposed areas with soap and water before going to the toilet or eating and drinking;
  • Read all safety information available to you about the substance.

MEDICAL AID

For minor injuries and reporting of ANY medical situation First Aid will be available on location opposite the Information Tent.

In cases of more serious incidents report via two-way radio immediately to the operations centre. If you do not have a two-way radio, enlist the help of a passer-by to contact staff and stay with the patient to keep them comfortable and calm.

It is important you do not attempt to administer first aid if you are not qualified to do so.

In case of emergency immediately call 000 before enacting the above procedure to contact on site operations and medical staff.

INJURIES AND INCIDENT REPORTS

All injuries and incidents on site must be reported to your Volunteer Manager or Operations Manager by completing an Incident Report Form.

Incident report forms are also available from the operations team at HQ.

The incident report must detail what you saw and the actions that you took. This can be important for maintaining a safe workplace. Incident reports can also serve as evidence for further investigation and must be accurate accounts.

Thank you for taking the time to read and understand this important safety information.

 

 

In order to participate in the festival as a volunteer, we require you acknowledge understanding of safety procedures in this registration form.

Please fill out form below to confirm your understanding.

Thank you Team!

 

WHEN 2–4th March 2018 Gates open 06:00 am
WHERE 60 Hearn Rd, Mt. Martha, VIC

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