Health and Safety Training

Many Park Group members want to improve their park by carrying out tasks such as adding planting schemes or cutting back bramble or scrub to improve sites for wildlife.

Bristol Parks encourages these efforts but needs to ensure that they are carried out safely both for those taking part and for other park users. Bristol Parks will provide training to groups and once this has been undertaken volunteers carrying out agreed tasks will be covered by Bristol City Council’s insurance.

The training means that volunteers leading guided walks have insurance cover.

Training is for 5 to 8 people on each course and Bristol Parks will put on courses as required (including for specific groups in their own areas). If you would like to attend a course please email tom.penn@bristol.gov.uk letting him know whether you would prefer weekdays or weekends. Once there are enough people interested then Tom will email you with suggested dates and venues.

The Health & Safety Pack and forms that you will use once you have add your training can be downloaded from the Council’s website here.