7.1 Basic site establishment
- A suitable site should be identified to accommodate working and living areas.
- When the site is identified, written approval for use of the site should be sought from local authorities to avoid any allegations of ‘unauthorised occupation’.
- As soon as the approval for occupation is obtained, the area should be fenced off to separate the working and living areas.
- For security reasons, the living quarters should not be located near the main entrance.
- Double security fencing is essential, with a single entrance and a guard post at the gate.
- Where there are insufficient adequate buildings, tents may be needed for office and accommodation, at least for an initial period. A ‘tent kit’ should be provided. See Annex 18.29.
- An adequate number of tents, showers, toilets, etc. should be installed with consideration given to boarding, recreational and laundry facilities.