Activities near water always present a safety risk. Volunteers should only carry out sampling and use the RiverDip app after the completion of the required training. Please observe the following Health and Safety Policy instructions when carrying out the sampling activity:
Please bear the following points in mind.
Areas of open water contain bacteria and other micro-organisms. The risk of contracting illness is small if sensible precautions are followed:
Participating in the RiverDip citizen science programme is done at the volunteer’s own risk. The Sullied Sediments project and its partners are not liable for any damage or injury sustained by the RiverDip volunteer or third parties.
For more information on safety and water, please visit the Canal and River Trust website: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/safety-on-our-waterways
The RiverDip programme is currently on hold and we are not able to accept new volunteer registrations at the present time. We would, however, like to hear from volunteer groups who are interested in getting involved in sampling in the spring and summer. If you lead such a group or belong to one, please complete the registration below. Thank you.