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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 […]

Design and integration of archaeology as part of a construction project

For professionals in the construction sector looking to work with archaeologists or address heritage in your work we would like to share this article with you. Tim Malim, chair of the Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) and technical director at SLR Consulting, explains how to get the best outcomes and plan effectively for […]

Stress policy example

Several weeks ago we highlighted the resources available at the Health and Safety Executive website. This week we would like to highlight one of the their specific resources, the example stress policy. The H&SE website has an example stress policy that organisations can use to craft their own. It is well worth using for your […]

Handling Stress in the Workplace

The law requires employers to tackle stress .  Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 – they need to assess the risk of stress-related ill health arising from work activities. And under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 – the need to take measures to control that risk. […]

NVQ in Archaeological Practice

If you are interested in a career in Archaeology a route into the profession is through a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ). The qualification enables archaeologists to demonstrate that they have particular sets of skills, competencies or experience which will be of benefit when applying for jobs. It also provides a means of accrediting informal training […]

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