Examples of “Field Activities Plans”

The research community has asked that samples of FAPS be provided. Again, you can refer to these examples to help you start the process, but each FAP is particular to your research site, researchers, and surrounding hazards. The process requires that you assess your risks and decide your control. We would refer you to the Field Activities Plan page where that process is outlined in detailed.    There are also instructions on how to access the recently created EHS E-Learning module on "How to Create a Field Activities Plan". 

  • Dr. Martyn Unsworth has posted one of his Field Activities Plan (Canoe Reach, Valemont, British Columbia).
  • The Ecosystem Management Emulating Natural Disturbance (EMEND) Project is a large-scale variable retention harvest experiment designed to test effects of residual forest structure on ecosystem integrity and forest regeneration at the forest stand-level.  The EMEND research study site is located in the Clear Hills Upland, Lower Foothills Ecoregion of Alberta, approximately 90km north-west of Peace River. The site area is characteristic of the boreal mixedwood plains. Emend has kindly shared their Safety Plan so that other researchers can benefit.
  • Engage North acts as a hub to connect Northern community-based organizations with Southern resources. The Engage North Fellowship program is our central activity. Engage North works with community-based organizations to develop projects suitable for an undergraduate student for a four-month placement. Please see the following FAPS that the Engage North group has shared with us:
    Engage North Field Activity Plan 2014
    Engage North Dene Tha Field Activity Plan 2014

Please feel free to submit your own FAP (via email to fieldoff@ualberta.ca) and after a vetting through Environmental, Health and Safety, we will definitely post here to share with others.