The campaign of republican guard (GNR) which aims to prevent accidents, whether of people or animals falling into wells, has already led to the military’s Territorial Command of the GNR of Santarém carry out 59 actions, having been inspected 111 wells and made 15 notices of infraction.
it is recalled that the structures that are not fenced or effectively sealed are likely to the originair drops to people and animals, being obliged to have a guard or an effective coverage.
Legally, it is considered cover, or seclusion is effective, the survey of the walls of the shaft to the minimum height of 80 cm of the soil surface or that the same coverage to support a force of 100 kg.
The value of the fine is 80 to 250 euros, however the amount of the fine established is elevated to the triple (240 to 750 euros) where, after the detection of a situation as illegal the notification of the owner, the same does not execute the works within the time limit granted for such purpose (24 hours).
The awareness campaign began on 1 December 2016 and will continue until 28 February 2017.