The FAME Health and Safety group has been working on creating guidance for FAME members on a range of issues. We are happy to announce the publication of our guidance on Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. Which can be downloaded here:

FAME CDM guide v2.1

Key Take Away

“Both FAME and the HSE discourage archaeologists from undertaking a role automatically, or by default, for which they may not be qualified, and which may result in significant health and safety and commercial risk.”


The FAME Health and Safety Technical Papers are produced by the FAME Health and Safety Working Group to provide high-level guidance to its members to foster safe systems of work for development-led archaeological practice. The principal author of this paper was Luke Brannlund (Cotswold Archaeology) with input from other members of the FAME Health and Safety Working Group. FAME is very grateful to Russell Adfield and his colleagues at the HSE for the advice they gave during the production of this paper.