Cliff Safety

02 Jul 2013, by admin in 2013 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

The countdown for summer camps begins… 

What should I think about when I am on the cliffs?  

1) Keep back from cliff edges – a slip or trip could be fatal

2) Remember that some cliffs overhang or are unstable

3) Only visit cliffs as a group, and keep together at all time

4) Don’t visit cliffs during strong winds

5) Sit down if you are using binoculars or telescope

6) Vegetation is often slippy; wear shoes with good grip and avoid any loose laces

7) Wear warm clothing and have rain-gear with you

Biologists have died when studying seabirds and not following these rules.  

Remember: no data or photograph is worth risking safety and your life.