Thank you for registering to Salvage this year. This pack contains all the information you need for a smooth operation. If you have any queries, please email email@example.com.
Please note that salvagers must be 18 years or older. If you wish to bring minors they will need to be supervised at all times and you will need to sign a minor consent form. email firstname.lastname@example.org for this.
Please note we do not store salvaged material on site.
To stay safe while salvaging you need to:
Wear a high viz tabard.
Your area should be explained to you by your group supervisor.
Make sure you know where you are and stay close to your group.
Always wear protective clothing including: cover boots, long trousers and heavy duty gloves (you may come into contact with broken glass or other sharp materials).
Be prepared for prolonged exposure to the elements with no cover – come ready for rain and sun, as the weather can change abruptly.
Be aware of hazardous or dangerous items/tents. Inform them to your group supervisor, mark them with hazard tape and notify to a member of the staff.
Make sure all the volunteers within your group receive and read this document in advance of the salvage day (we will send a forwardable link once you have registered). Please ask them to pay special attention to section number two so they are aware of all the health and safety requirements (protective clothing, high viz, etc.).
Items to collect:
Quality camping gear for charity or re-sale (tents, sleeping mats, sleeping bags).
Un-perishable food items and cooking gear.
Wellies, shoes, jackets, clothes for re-use.
Please bring your own containers to pack the items in and record the items you have salvaged for auditing purposes. You will be asked to provide this information after the salvaging operation.
Please also let us know if you have your own insurance. It is not a prerequisite to salvage.
If any personal items are found such as alcohol, money, wallets and mobile phones these must be handed into the Sustainability Coordinator. Unless you take the reasonable steps to attempt to reunite the lost items to the appropriate authorities, in courts of law theft by finding is a crime.
Salvaging is a voluntary activity and as such Festival Republic accepts no claim to loss or damage as a result of participating in the salvaging operation.
Please do not take photographs of the festival site
SITE RULES FOR CREW & CONTRACTORS
Events are complicated and potentially hazardous workplaces. Anyone who comes onto the site is required to work safely and to co-operate with Festival Management to maintain a safe environment. This sheet gives basic site safety rules and information that you may need in an emergency. Failure to adopt safe working practices may result in you being dismissed and removed from site.
- all work MUST be carried out safely on site.
- Crew and contractors must have appropriate accreditation to work onsite and should show whenever asked.
- DRIVE SLOWLY, the site speed limit is 5-10mph. No driving on the grass without authorization of the Production Office. Use a banksman when reversing in areas where pedestrians are present. Vehicles curfew apply during the festival itself.
- Plant (including forklifts, dumpers and site vehicles) may only be driven by people who have supplied a relevant driving license to the Production Office. You must the correct license for any vehicle supplied by you.
- No generators, glass or unauthorized sound system should be brought on site.
- The use of alcohol or drugs is strictly prohibited when working or driving, Random testing of drivers will be carried out. The road traffic act does apply on site and it is as much an offence to drive under the influence on site as it is on a public road. Offenders will be reported to the police.
- No-smoking (including electronic cigarettes) is allowed within any enclosed spaces, this applies to all cabins, tents, site vehicles, and near fuel sources.
- PPE - You must have the right equipment and clothing to do the job before you start - including proper footwear.
- Hi Vis must be worn all times during the build, pre-show and break.
- All litter and waste must be removed from the site or disposed of in the skips or recycling bins provided.
- Remain vigilant to the risk posed by fires - notably in any accommodation area.
- Any accidents, incidents or near misses must be reported to the Production Office. The evacuation Muster point is the Site Entrance
- Pay special attention to any overhead electric cables and buried services on site. A map highlighting the hazards is available from the Production Office.
- Be prepared for long hours working outdoors. Take simple steps to protect yourself from the sun, rain and cold weather.
- First Aid is available throughout the build and break from the Production/licensing Office.
BE ON ALERT
All staff should monitor for suspicious behaviour, Trust your instincts and if something doesn't look or feel right to you then continue to monitor or report to your line manager.
Someone engaged in pre-planning or hostile reconnaissance may look out of place and may engage specific action related to intelligence gathering - drawing or taking pictures in an area not normally of interest, taking photos of security measures, etc.
People who are engaged in criminal activity do not want to be spoken to by any member of the staff and will actively avoid engagement. Please actively engage with individuals in a polite and professional manner whenever practical and reasonable at all locations on site.
People who are engaged in a criminal activity will suffer mental stress, fear of anxiety and so you can watch out for signals of this:
- They might look at the unusual thong like signs, notices, but instead, focus on police and security
- They might avoid eye contact and not engaged with friends
- They may avoid an area where police or security are present or show hesitation when approaching a gate or checkpoint.
- Other signs of mental stress like exaggerated yawning, head turning, unusual attention to detail. They might display exaggerated negative emotion such as anger, panic, hostility.
- They could be clingy of unusually careful when handling their baggage.
Obviously, we don't want a report every time someone is yawning or takes a photograph so it is more about trusting your instincts bearing the above in mind reporting something that seems suspicious to you - use your nous.
If you think an item is suspicious, do not touch it. Monitor it and ask yourself the following questions:
- Is the owner in the immediate area? Ask anyone if someone has left the item behind?
- Has it been deliberately concealed or it is obviously hidden from view?
- Do you think the item poses an immediate threat to life?
If it is still suspicious / you are concerned then
- Report it to your line manager or a member of security (don't use your phone or radio within 15 metres of the item)
- Don't feel embarrassed or think someone else will report it
- In consultation with you line manager and Security Control, take charge and clear the immediate area to a safe distance (100m) - Help establish a cordon under the command of your line manager
- Follow instructions and try to keep eyewitnesses on hand so they can tell police what they saw.
FIREARMS AND WEAPONS ATTACKS - RUN HIDE TELL
- Escape if you can
- Consider the safest option
- Is there a safe route? RUN if not HIDE
- Can you get there without exposing yourself to greater danger?
- Insist other to leave with you. Leave belongings behind.
- If you cannot RUN, HIDE
- Find cover from gunfire. Cover from view does not mean you are safe, bullets go through glass, brick, wood, metal.
- Be aware of your exits. Try not to get trapped.
- Be quiet, silence your phone, turn off vibrate and turn your radio off.
- Move away from doors and gates.
- Tell your control or Security Control straight away by phone (or radio, bear in mind that message received back can be loud)
- In the unlikely event you can't get hold of them then dial 999
- they will need to know: Where are the suspects? Where did you last see the suspect? What does the attacker look like? How many attackers are there? Further information on casualties, type of injury
- Stop other people from approaching the attacker if it is safe to do so.