The following information is basic to many types of voluntary footpath work. The main problems arise from the linear nature of the work site, and the fact that it is usually inaccessible to vehicles. The leader must be aware that it will not be possible to supervise all the work all the time if the group is spread along a length of path, and should explain details accordingly. It may be necessary to duplicate first aid equipment and tools. An inaccessible site will require the carrying in of tools and materials, and may lead to difficulty in the case of an accident.
Further information on the organisation of specific jobs is given in the relevant chapter.