Health and Safety

SCIENTISTSHealth and Safety

SEARRP takes its duty of care to visiting scientists and its own staff extremely seriously, especially in light of the relatively remote location of Danum Valley and the SEARRP research sites. Should you have any questions relating to health and safety at Danum Valley, or require details of our emergency response plan, please contact

First Aid

All of our full-time RAs and Programme Managers have advanced training in first aid and search and rescue techniques. SEARRP maintains comprehensive first aid kits at Danum and all of the project sites, and medical evacuation procedures are in place (using either road or helicopter) in the case of serious injury or illness.

Emergency Communication

Danum Valley and the surrounding forest have VHF radio coverage and scientists working in the field are able to maintain radio contact with SEARRP, Danum Valley and Yayasan Sabah staff. SEARRP also keeps a satellite phone at the field centre for emergency use.