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Title: Code of practice for safety in electric fishing operations
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Electric fishing is an essential and effective technique for fishery management of lakes and rivers but the admixture of electricity and water makes it a potentially hazardous activity. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 places an obligation on employers to establish for their employees (inter alia) safe systems of work, safe equipment to work with and sufficient information and training to enable them to carry out their allotted duties without risk to themselves or others who may be affected by the work being done. Under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, electric fishing falls into the category of working near live conductors and, as a consequence, it is a requirement that suitable precautions are taken to prevent injury. This document is a code of practice for employees of the National Rivers Authority (and those who are working with them or under their control) who carry out, or are associated with, electric fishing operations.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1991
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Fishery managementElectrofishingBest practices
Extent: 23; + figures
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