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Upskill your heritage workforce in England

The recording of one of our webinars – Upskill your heritage workforce in England– is now available. A little about the webinar: Apprenticeships – They’re not just for school leavers! This webinar will take a look at the new suite of apprenticeships that have been designed specifically for working in the historic environment and will […]

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 […]

Mineral Extraction and Archaeology – Advice Updated

In 2008, the Minerals and Historic Environment Forum (MHEF) and Historic England produced a Practice Guide  ‘Minerals Extraction and Archaeology: A Practice Guide’ to help those working in the mineral extraction sector. This as now been updated and is now the Mineral Extraction and Archaeology: Advice Note. It is written for use by all those […]

Manual handling

Archaeology can involve a significant amount of manual handling. The Health and Safety Executive has a great guide for keeping employees safe while undertaking manual handling that we recommend to all archaeological employers. You can purchase a hard copy for download a free copy here – http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg143.htm  

Reminder: Guidance on working in warm weather

We have posted this before but with the heat wave FAME would like to remind people that the Diggers’ Forum (DF) have put together some guidance on working in warm weather. You can download the document here – DF Warm Weather Working in Archaeology The document in html form: “Now we are well in to […]

Apprenticeships update (England) from CIfA

On update from CIfA on development of archaeology apprenticeships in England:   Apprenticeship standards development In England, work has progressed on the development of Trailblazer Apprenticeships through three Historic England convened working groups. The groups have overseen the development of apprenticeship standards covering archaeology, conservation and historic environment advice. The archaeology working group is chaired […]

Common Travel Area and Archaeology

While it is still unknown how, or if, Brexit will occur there is some good news for FAME members working across the UK and Ireland. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the UK and Irish Governments to continue the Common Travel Area (CTA) regardless of the outcomes of Brexit. The MoU sets […]

Cold weather working

Last week we shared The Diggers’ Forum’s guidance on warm weather working. While we are heading into the summer it is also important to bookmark their cold weather advice. You can access that document here: Diggers Forum cold weather working The Diggers’ Forum (DF) is a Special Interest Group of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists […]

Warm weather working

The Diggers’ Forum (DF) is a Special Interest Group of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists representing all archaeologists working out on site at whatever grade. They are committed to creating a positive, sustainable and financially viable career for all professional archaeologists at all points in their career, like FAME. Membership of the DF is open […]

A New OASIS

OASIS (https://oasis.ac.uk/) is a data capture form through which archaeological and heritage practitioners can provide information about their investigations to local Historic Environment Records (HERs) and respective National Heritage Bodies. As well as being an information-gathering medium, the OASIS records also allow the practitioner/contractor to upload reports for the HERs to access and for release […]

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