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Development-led Archaeology Health and Safety Injury Survey 2019-20

The results of the FAME 2019-20 Health and Safety Injury Survey are now available. The document can be downloaded here: FAME Health and Safety Injury Survey 2019-20   3 Key Findings: Significant drops in RIDDOR Injury frequency rates & Incident rates: Specified injuries: 0.21 & 42 in 2019-20 2.01 & 342 in 2018-19 Injuries resulting […]

FAME Health & Safety Notice – Traffic Management

To help support the goal of safe working conditions for all archaeologists, FAME will be publishing Health  & Safety notices for its members, and the sector at large, to learn from. These will be a mixture of instances of upcoming changes to Health & Safety regulations and incident reports, anonymously provided by FAME members. We […]

HSE’s Noise exposure calculator changes

The Health and Safety Executive has made changes to its noise exposure calculator. This tool can help you work out your daily noise exposure, weekly noise exposures, and estimate the performance of hearing protection. The updated calculator can be found on their website at: https://www.hse.gov.uk/noise/calculator.htm?utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=health-noise&utm_term=exposure-calc-1&utm_content=noise-5-apr-21

Six evidence-based interventions, adapted from public health models, that archaeology organisations can adopt to measurably reduce harassment

Two new Open Access articles have been published on the topics of harassment in Archaeology:  Documenting Cultures of Harassment in Archaeology: https://doi.org/10.1017/aaq.2020.118 Disrupting Cultures of Harassment in Archaeology: https://doi.org/10.1017/aaq.2021.19 In addition, the author, Barbara Voss, has also posted a blog article with six evidence-based interventions, adapted from public health models, that archaeology organisations can adopt […]

Making your workplace COVID-secure during the coronavirus pandemic

The Health and Safety Executive has created an overview of the things you should do to help make your work and workplace COVID-secure. Essentially, a list of all the relevant guidance. This is for employers, but workers and the self-employed and FAME recommends all members look at it to ensure you are undertaking best practices: […]

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 […]

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