Buddhafield Festival Health & Safety Crew

Buddhafield Festival 2017 |

Humorous sign:

Play safely | Image © Dean Holden 2015

Working with the Buddhafield Health & Safety Officer, there are 6 places available, working in three teams of two people.

Team 1: Sound monitoring

Festival attendee wristband provided.

Arriving on site on the evening before the festival starts, leaving on the morning after the festival finishes (usually Tuesday evening thru Monday Morning), sound levels are taken and recorded at pre-defined locations around the site at given times between midday and 15 minutes after curfew (11pm all nights except Saturday which is 12 midnight). This role can involve a ½ mile walk down a lane to Westcombe Farmhouse late at night. Expected time spent less than 4 hours per day.

Skills required
  • Ability to learn operation of sound monitoring instrument and accurately record the readings.
  • Capable of working unsupervised.

Teams 2 and 3: Health and Safety Operatives

Crew wristband, all meals and drinks provided.

Arriving on site 9 days before the festival starts, leaving site 2 days after finish ( typically leaving on the Tuesday afternoon). Varied duties preparing the site, including (but not limited to) fencing off dangerous areas, checking that structures are safely erected, erecting safety warning signs, checking that traders meet with our requirements, generally keeping an eye open to ensure that everybody sticks to the principles of behavioural safety.

Plenty of free time during the festival itself then a hectic 1½ days of retrieving signs, etc afterwards. Full training given in how to perform safety checks. This important role can be challenging at times but also very rewarding!

Skills required
  • Ability to read and write English to a good standard.
  • Capable of dealing with people in a friendly manner, even when under pressure.
  • An interest / previous experience in Food Hygiene or Health and Safety generally would be a distinct advantage!

A Word about Alcohol and Drugs

Please have a think about our view on drink and drugs.

We don’t wish to judge people’s views on this — and hope it won’t put you off applying! And if this would be a new way of experiencing a Festival for you then why not give it a try?! However please bear in mind that if you choose to work with us, then we’d like this policy to be respected.

Join a Team: Buddhfield Festival Health & Safety Recruitment Closed

The Health & Safety Crew is fully recruited. Please check back here (right up to the beginning of July) to see if people have dropped out.

A Festival fire point

© Dean Holden 2015

For an overview of Festival volunteering visit the main volunteering page.