Fact Sheet

Construction and Building Repair Programs

Orientation, Training and Supervision

Address safety concerns during your opening remarks to volunteers working on construction or rebuilding projects. Your orientation at the start of the day should stress to volunteers that they are working on a construction site and should take all necessary and reasonable precautions to maintain adequate safety standards. You should train staff and volunteers how to use necessary equipment, and you should supervise them throughout the day. Provide immediate feedback if you witness a volunteer misusing a tool or other piece of equipment. Make sure your volunteers don’t get themselves into dangerous situations or situations that could be dangerous for the homeowner.

Recommendations

Below are some safety hints compiled by Rebuilding Together and used with their permission:

Resources

“Basic Tips / Safety Guidelines For Volunteers” by Rebuilding Together

“Worksite Safety Checklist For Volunteers” by Rebuilding Together

Orientation Training and Supervision Checklist