Se­cu­rity sense

Sporting Shooter - - Ask The Experts -

QI’m go­ing to be work­ing on a friend’s shoot in a part of the coun­try I don’t usu­ally go to. Is there any­thing I should be aware of re­gard­ing work­ing away from my home shoot?

AJONNY CROCKETT replies: The main is­sue is biose­cu­rity, which is so im­por­tant these days. Be­fore you ar­rive at your next lo­ca­tion you should do the fol­low­ing: • Thor­oughly clean your boots, es­pe­cially the soles. When you get back, re­move any mud in the bin and not un­der a run­ning tap where any con­tam­i­na­tion could en­ter the wa­ter­course. • Give your knife blades a wipe with an­tibac­te­rial wipes, get­ting right into any grooves and over the han­dle. • Give saws (fold­ing saws, bow saws and es­pe­cially chain­saws) a thor­ough clean, prefer­ably be­fore you leave the lo­ca­tion, and spray with a prod­uct which will kill any fungi or bac­te­ria such as Pro­pel­ler Ar­bori­cul­tural Dis­in­fec­tant Spray. As re­search and sci­ence dis­cover more tree and plant killers, we should all take this more se­ri­ously. • Wash all your cloth­ing when you re­turn home on as hot a wash as you can.

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