Book 5 - Field Guides

Construction Site Managers Field Guide

This field guide has been prepared specifically to:

  • Provide construction site managers with general guidelines on the management of construction sites with respect to soil erosion and sediment runoff.
  • Provide construction site personnel with general guidelines on the selection of appropriate construction phase drainage, erosion and sediment controls in the following circumstances:
    • Situations where an appropriate Erosion and Sediment Control Plan (ESCP) does not exist, or does not adequately address the current site conditions: and
    • Situations where the existing erosion and sediment control (ESC) practices are failing to achieve the required environmental protection, and site personnel are awaiting instructions from ESC experts and/or the approval of a revised ESCP.


Builders Field Guide

This field guide has been prepared specifically to:

  • Provide builders with the general guidelines on the management of building sites with respect to soil erosion and sediment run-off;
  • Provide building contractors with the general guidelines on the selection of appropriate drainage, erosion, and sediment control measures for small, single-dwelling, building sites.

The field guide has not been prepared for the purpose of being a site’s primary guide to erosion and sediment control. As such, the recommendations provided within this field guide should not be used to overrule advice obtained from suitably trained experts, or the recommendations and/or requirements of locally adopted ESC guidelines/manuals.

The field guide has been prepared primarily for small, single-dwelling building sites. As such, it is not necessarily applicable to multiple-dwelling building sites or civil construction sites, but all building and construction sites do share common principles of stormwater management, and erosion and sediment control.