This site is a guide on the policies and procedures for working in the away from campus on field research in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. All personnel who will be conducting research in an off campus field environment (farmer’s fields, forests, mining site etc.) must complete a Field Work Safety Plan (including a Risk Assessment and Safe Work Procedures). Please contact if you have any concerns or questions.

Additional training may be required based on job title. Please review the LFS Minimum Safety Training Recommendations for all Workers for more information.

For students, staff and faculty in a laboratory, the below is required:

  • LFS Lab Guide last updated March 26, 2021
  • Note: A video is available at to supplement the LFS Lab Guide. Please consult with your lab manager or direct supervisor for lab specific safety features such as fire extinguishers, spill containment kit, eyewash and emergency shower.

After completion, the course completion certificates should be uploaded to LFS Training Record Management System using your CWL Login. Please note that if you try to access the webpage off campus, you must be connected via UBC VPN

A Safe Work Procedure template which incorporates a Risk Assessment (to determine dangers present) and Safe Work Procedures (to help learn how to complete tasks safely) is available below to enable you to write a thorough procedure inclusive of all the required elements.

A generic Field Work Safety template is available here:

A tailored Field Work Safety template for a farm is available here:

For assistance with Risk Assessments and Safe Work Procedures, visit:

Upon completion, please submit the field work safety plan template to the chair of the Land and Food Systems Local Safety Team (