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Antarctic fieldwork requirements checklist

Checklist

Principal Investigators are responsible for ensuring that the following actions are undertaken, to the stated deadlines, in preparation for fieldwork.

ActionDeadline
Request a map to aid Antarctic fieldwork planning (if required)31/05/2019
Complete the BAS Chemical Approvals Register (CAR) form (if applicable)31/05/2019
Discuss arrangements for importing biological samples back to the UK31/05/2019
Submit a PEA and ‘Specialist Activity Permit’ application form for all activities in Antarctica31/05/2019
Completion of science field project risk assessment1/07/2019
Completion of detailed project plan, Standard Operating Procedures and related risk assessments (e.g.COSHH) where applicable
All risk assessments must be completed and approved by BAS prior to commencing work. 
1/07/2019
Submit a ‘Regulated Activity Permit’ application form for all projects in South Georgia31/05/2019
Complete summer visitor forms (includes medical forms, personal details forms etc)8-10 wks prior to deployment
Ensure any equipment is suited for Antarctic operations1/07/2019
Discuss shipment of cargo to and from Antarctica1/07/2019
Identify fieldwork personnel1/07/2019
Ensure availability of fieldwork personnel for pre-deployment trainingSeptember/ October 2019
Arrange a Kitting Out Appointment  (Contact: BAS Clothing Manager: Brad Fitch)1/07/2019