Guardian program activities have inherent risks. Guardians often work in isolated or remote locations far from emergency response or medical personnel. With this in mind, the number one priority of any Indigenous Guardian program should be to keep everyone safe. This requires assessing, managing and mitigating potential risks and implementing solid safety policies and emergency procedures. Without these in place, there is increased risk of injury and possible loss of life, costly damage to boats, vehicles and equipment and the risk of damaging the credibility of your program.
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