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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Archaeology

Health and Safety

[Last Updated June 17th 2020].

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Site Operating Procedures have been updated to incorporate a number of technical changes as a result of the recently published Government guidance on Working Safely during Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Construction & Other Outdoor Work.

FAME considers that the CLC Site Operating Procedures (as updated –https://www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Site-Operating-Procedures-Version-4.pdf) continue to set the appropriate minimum for on-site work, and that FAME members should use these, supported by working advice produced by Prospect (COVID-19 Working Advice V1.1 04/05/2020) as guidance to undertake their own risk assessments and to implement appropriate measures to ensure safe working practices.

FAME fully endorses adopting the advice on COVID-19 and Undertaking Field Surveys produced by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management . Summary versions of the relevant parts of this and the Prospect guidance are:

Display Screen Safety

For homeworking staff it is worth refreshing yourself with the the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 and best practices.

https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg36.pdf

QUEST Documents

Signage Pack_Covid-19 _QBS 2020 Getting Your Business Covid Secure – Office Getting Your Business Covid Secure – Manufacturing Warehousing Engineering (v1) Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – FAQ v12 TA

 

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