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Health & Safety Category

COVID security to retain construction’s ‘essential’ status

Dear FAME members, As you will be aware the various government authorities that we operate in have issued guidance on construction work during the most recently imposed restrictions: England – the recent (11January 2021) letter from the Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP Secretary of State at BEIS confirming the construction sector’s continuing ‘essential’ role: “firms […]

FAME Supports Seeing Red

FAME, the trade association for archaeology in the UK and Ireland, has teamed up with the Seeing Red project to provide all FAME member organisations with period packs – the size small first aid kits and just as important. These kits contain essential supplies to deal with menstruation for archaeologists out in the field or […]

FAME webinar: Archaeology and pipeline safety in the UK

We have the recording of another one of our FAME webinars to share with you: Recording: https://youtu.be/vpnTyapgF9Q There have been a number of incidents around the world involving archaeology works taking place without contact being made with the pipeline operators prior to works beginning. To proactively promote pipeline safety and avoid such instances in the […]

Menstrual health and hygiene in the heritage workplace: FAME webinar

The recording of our webinar, Seeing Red – menstrual health and hygiene in the heritage workplace, is now finished and captioned. You can view it below. About: This webinar will share best practice for handling menstrual health and hygiene on sites, equip staff with the confidence to talk about periods to site management, and for […]

Archaeology and pipeline safety

We have a new webinar to announce – Archaeology and pipeline safety There have been a number of incidents around the world involving archaeology works taking place without contact being made with the pipeline operators prior to works beginning. To proactively promote pipeline safety and avoid such instances in the UK we have invited the […]

Managing Risk in Archaeology

This week we delivered another webinar, this one was on managing financial risk in archaeology. It was delivered by Towergate and supported with funding from Historic England. The presentation has been captioned. Our full list of recordings from past webinars and signups for future ones can be found on this page: https://famearchaeology.co.uk/fame-webinars/ https://youtu.be/bkKm7hA0C6k  

FAME Health and Safety Injury Survey 2018-19

Part of FAME’s Health & Safety strategy is to assemble industry injury and accident data to allow organisations to benchmark their performance against the sector. We hope this data will provide a better picture of Health and Safety across our sector and may assist with the development of preventative measures and improved ways of working. […]

Self-isolating after returning to the UK and employment

Yesterday, the Government released new guidance on quarantining and Employment Rights for England: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/self-isolating-after-returning-to-the-uk-your-employment-rights The other home nations have their own guidance: Wales: https://gov.wales/how-self-isolate-when-you-travel-wales-coronavirus-covid-19 Scotland: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-public-health-checks-at-borders/pages/self-isolation/ (updated August 24th) Northern Ireland: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-advice Broadly they all require 14 days of quarantine if coming back from a country not on the approved list. Work can undertaken from […]

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