Biosecurity for field staff

Biosecurity planning is essential for organisations that have staff working in and by fresh waters. Actions should be achieved through the realisation of objectives which are in accordance with the Invasive Non Native Species Framework Strategy for Great Britain and established protocols for notifiable fish diseases:

  • Prevention
  • Early detection, surveillance, monitoring and rapid response
  • Mitigation, control and eradication

Objective: Reduce the risk of the introduction and spread of INNS to any sites worked on or visited.

Output 1.1
All staff working on a site are aware of the ecological and economic impact of INNS, means of introduction and spread.

Output 1.2
All vehicles, machinery and equipment used on a site are cleaned and disinfected both pre and post works. Drying carried out wherever possible.

Output 1.3
Public who have access to sites are made aware of the means of INNS introduction, spread and simple biosecurity measures.