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Fieldwork and Meetings



The Fieldwork Code


The North Eastern Geological Society is affliated to the Geologist's

Association and employs the GA Fieldwork Code:



Risk Assessment


Please read

All field meetings can have potential risks and these should be pointed out by the field meeting leader

at the beginning of the trip when all participants are assembled.


  • Participants should have footwear and clothing suitable for the weather and localities to be visited.

  • A hard hat should be worn if there is any danger of rock falls, e.g. when directly under a cliff.

  • Non-alcoholic drinks and some food should also be carried.

  • Possible hazards are:

    • adverse weather,

    • rough and/or slippery ground,

    • state of the tide when on the foreshore,

    • medical conditions which make it difficult to complete the walk or part of the walk.

  • If the participant has any doubts then he/she should inform the leader beforehand.

  • Always listen to the leader's instructions and do not wander off on your own.


Participants who are not members of NEGS attend field meetings at their own risk.



Hoefully no longer needed, but here is some COVID advice . . . .

Covid advice from  Ian Kille, one of our regular leaders

COVID-19 is a serious illness which is readily transmitted between people. To minimise the risk of passing on this disease during geo-walks, a process has been put in place. Whilst this gives a structure to manage the risk of transmission, for it to succeed there is a need for us to take individual responsibility to make this work. This is nothing new and I imagine you will already be doing this when you go out for shopping and other activities where you will be meeting people outside your own household. The three things that I would like us to do are:

  • to be aware,

  • to be considerate, and:

  • to communicate.

To be aware of others around you so that you can negotiate how to remain distant from themTo be considerate. This is a difficult time, and we know that some people are more vulnerable than others. This includes the way that we feel about the situation and it is important to be aware of and respect others’ feelings and needs as we proceed.To communicate. Humans are good at working out where we are physically in relation to others, however, to get the distancing sorted, using your awareness and consideration to communicate and negotiate your way around the walk is vital. Smiling, “you-go-firsts” and “I’ll leave the gate for you” amongst other considerations will oil the wheels of how this works, as well as making the day out more enjoyable.Participants will be asked to perform a self-assessment of their health on the day of the walk. If they feel generally unwell and especially if they find that they have any of the currently recognised symptoms of COVID19, they will be asked to self-exclude from the walk and to let the leader know that they will not be attending.The currently recognised symptoms of COVID19 illness can be found here:

Covid symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?


Covid symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?

A new cough, fever and change in smell or taste are the key symptoms that mean you may have coronavirus.



If participants find that they develop symptoms within 10 days after the walk please can you get in touch directly so that we can work as required with the government Track and Trace process.--



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