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HYDROLOGISTS SAFETY MANUAL
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.
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.
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.
10. Conditions on use
Normal conditions as applicable for copyright material. Cost $NZ60.
|(First entered: 01 FEB 93||
Last updated: 05 DEC 95)