Reminders and Hints about Safety

Jan 13, 2020

With Kiwiburn encroaching ever so rapidly, it’s a good time to remind ya’ll about safety on site! Below are some of the things you can do at your camps to ensure everyone has a fun and safe time on the Paddock.

Cables: Minimising the risk

  • Use heavier insulated cables instead of household cables. These are less likely to tear or have insulation wear, and are more resilient over time (long-life asset!).
  • Use longer cables (20m+ where applicable). This means fewer connection points, and less chance of things being disconnected. However, its also important to keep excess calves neatly out of the way. 
  • Hang cables under cover where possible. Keeping cables off the ground and out of the way works to isolate trip hazard risks and also keeps the weather out. 
  • Use waterproof plug covers.
  • Tape all plug to plug connections. 
  • Make camp members aware of shut off switch for all electrics.


  • Generators need to be positioned in a way that they and the emissions they produce, are isolated from occupied or frequently occupied areas.
  • Fuel should be stored AT LEAST 5 meters away from the location of generator, ideally in shaded conditions.
  • Cables from generators – see above!

Structures and fixings

  • Consider foot traffic when erecting your structures, and ensure that guy robes and pegs/fixings are placed in a way that minimises trip hazards.
  • Guy ropes should be highlighted or made visible as much as is reasonably practicable.
  • If you are using warratahs and re-bar for larger fixings, ensure that the exposed points of these are covered and highlighted to prevent injury if someone were to walk into or trip over these.

Theme Camp H&S Plans 

All Theme Camps should have now submitted their H&S plans. Please ensure you have a copy of these with you on site! Our H&S Team will be going around to inspect your site on set up, and will be asking you to see the copy of your plan.

Safety teams will be completing a checklist to ensure you have set up your camp according to your plan, and will work with you to make any improvements or adjustments required so you get a big green tick from the checklist.

Fire Safety

Please make sure you have read and understand Kiwiburn’s Fire Safety documents regarding Burn Barrels, Fire Spinning, and Kitchen fire Safety, as our H&S team will be checking for adherence to these.


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