Obey the Country Code, and observe local byelaws. Remember to shut gates and leave no litter.
Always seek prior permission before entering private land.
Don't interfere with machinery.
Don't litter fields or roads with rock fragments which might cause injury to livestock, or be a hazard to pedestrians or vehicles.
Avoid undue disturbance to wildlife. Plants and animals may inadvertantly be displaced or destroyed by careless actions.
On coastal sections, consult the local Coastguard Service whenever possible, to learn of local hazards such as unstable cliffs, or tides which might jeopardise excursions possible at other times.
When working in mountainous or remote areas, follow the advice fiven in the pamphlet 'Mountain Safety', issued by the Central Council for Physical Education, and, in particular, inform someone of your intended route.
When exploring underground, be sure you have the proper equipment, and the necessary experience. Never go alone. Report to someone your departure, location, estimated time underground, and your actual return.
Don't take risks on insecure cliffs or rock faces. Take care not to dislodge rock, since other people may be below.
Be considerate. By your actions in collecting, do not render an exposure untidy or dangerous for those who follow you.
Do not hammer indiscriminately - wear safety glasses.
Keep collecting to a minimum. Avoid removing in situ fossils, rocks or minerals unless they are genuinely needed for serious study.
Restrict collecting specimens to those localities where there is a plentiful supply, or to scree, fallen blocks and waste tips.
Never collect from walls or buildings. Take care not to undermine fences, walls, bridges or other structures.
Beware of rock falls. Wear a safety helmet when working at the foot of cliffs or quarry faces.