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Title: Safety guidelines for water quality fieldwork
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
Field Staff are often called upon to operate alone, in isolated places and sometimes in situations which are potentially dangerous. Whilst in the field, communication with base is limited. For these reasons, safeguarding the health and safety of the Field Worker requires special consideration. Water Quality field work is distinguished by a variety of tasks that personnel may be called upon to perform and the variety of locations involved. It is therefore difficult to set down guidelines for safe practice that covers all eventualities. Nor is it possible for a Supervisor, issuing instructions to a subordinate to foresee all possible hazards. If at any time, members of staff are confronted by a situation which they consider dangerous or in which they feel unsafe they must cease the activity immediately and seek direction from their supervisor. If a superior cannot be contacted to give guidance the task should be postponed. Wherever possible specific instructions and guidelines for safe working have been prepared and are included in this document and these must be adhered to by all staff.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Working conditionsHealth and safety regulationsGuidelines
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 37;+ appendices
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:4130
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