Procedures to prevent the occurrence of potentially dangerous situations during the operation of the Mackereth 1-metre mini or short sediment corer

Hilton, John and Allen, Peter (1998) Procedures to prevent the occurrence of potentially dangerous situations during the operation of the Mackereth 1-metre mini or short sediment corer. Freshwater Forum, 11, pp. 56-58.

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Abstract

During the 1950s and 1960s, F.J.H. Mackereth developed and published plans for a series of pneumatic samplers for lake sediments. Unfortunately, as the equipment was continually evolving during ensuing research, no user manuals, beyond the original publication, had been produced. Over the last few years there have been a few potentially very serious accidents with the 1-metre corer, which has prompted the authors to carry out a risk assessment. This highlighted two weaknesses in the design and its later developments. They can be corrected simply by checking for screw threads that may have been added to the exhaust port on the mini-corer, and by changing the operating procedure. An A4 nine-page user manual is now available from the authors. A small charge ( pound sterling 10 in 1998) will be made to cover handling costs and postage.

Item Type: Article
Title: Procedures to prevent the occurrence of potentially dangerous situations during the operation of the Mackereth 1-metre mini or short sediment corer
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Hilton, John
Allen, Peter
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 11
Page Range: pp. 56-58
Date: 1998
ISSN: 0961-4664
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corers; Piston corers; health and safety; limnological equipment; sediment samplers
Subjects: Limnology
Engineering
Item ID: 4595
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2010 12:41
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:12
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4595

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