Explanation of the criteria for classification and numbering of components A00.0.02
(JUL 99)
Explanation of the dates on the component's description



1.   Purpose and objectives

     To raise awareness of field staff to potential hazards in their work;  to provide a ready reference to the application of safe working practices  on the job; to provide information on the best remedial procedures to adopt  in the event of an accident.

2.   Description

     The item is a manual on hazard management. It deals with hazards  encountered in: wading and wading gauging; the use of cableways; boats and  gauging from boats; general water safety (including cold water survival);  site access and river bank safety; construction and maintenance of  hydrological installations; stilling wells; use of bridges for gauging; use  of motor vehicle including off-road travel; mountain safety; helicopters;  radio-active equipment; accident reporting; first aid.

3.   Input

     Not applicable.

4.   Output

     Not applicable.

5.   Operational requirements and restrictions

     Does not deal with hazards peculiar to tropical or arctic conditions.

6.   Form of presentation

     Published manual in English: "Hydrologist's safety manual" by J.K.  Fenwick, NIWA Science and Technology Series 16, (75p), 1994.

7.   Operational experience

     The manual is a summary of experience in New Zealand on safety issues  for hydrologists. It is a training resource for staff undertaking  fieldwork.

8.   Originator and technical support

     NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd,) New  Zealand.

9.   Availability

     From the HOMS National Reference Centre for New Zealand.

10.  Conditions on use

     Normal conditions as applicable for copyright material. Cost $NZ60.

(First entered: 01 FEB 93   

Last updated: 05 DEC 95)