Health and safety in the field

Fishing Boots

Take care when you're out collecting data! Be aware of any hazards around you and do your best to avoid or mitigate them. 

Some things to bear in mind:

  • Dress appropriately - the weather could turn at any minute and it's likely tough going underfoot.

  • Take a torch.  

  • Slip, slop, slap - even if it's cloudy!

  • Stay out of the water.

  • Avoid snakes and wear strong footwear, long pants and gaiters.

  • Avoid areas where hunters may be active.

  • Let someone know where you're going and when you expect to be back.

  • Take a mobile phone (fully charged!), consider taking a CB/UHF radio or satellite phone.

  • Make sure your vehicle is in good condition (including the spare wheel).

  • Consider taking a first aid kit and safety beacon.