The collaboration between IFRC and Oxfam on this project originated from the lack of up-to-date guidance on the use of plastic sheeting. While this material is widely used in emergency shelter response, its application and use rests on the creativity of the users. The aim of the guidelines has been to put together best practice in a user-friendly way and to create an inter-agency collaboration resulting in a "no logo product" and open source document.
The guidelines will be later translated into Spanish, French and Arabic.
The English version can already be downloaded from http://www.plastic-sheeting.org