This year’s FAME Forum will focus on aspects of risk management in development-led archaeology. As a key decision maker in your organisation,

  • Are you aware of the legal responsibilities you carry when conducting your business?
  • Or the penalties that may apply when something goes wrong?
  • Do you know whether or not archaeological fieldwork is covered by CDM Regulations?
  • Or whether your insurance policy covers you for staff working at depths of over 2m?
  • Or whether as a business you are covered by appropriate liability insurance?
  • Do you believe that smarter procurement should be used in commissioning archaeological work?
  • Or that measured contracts in archaeology would benefit the profession?
  • Do you want to know how well the sector is performing?

The Forum will feature Russell Adfield and Giles Meredith (HSE) on the CDM review, Tariq Mian (Towergate Insurance) on insurance obligations, Kenneth Aitchison (Landward Research) on Profiling the Profession 2012-13, Michael Heaton (Michael Heaton Heritage Consultants) on the use of measured contracts, and Tim Malim (SLR) on procuring quality.

It will take place on Friday, 28 June at the Merchant Taylors Hall, York.

Admission is free to FAME members and £50 to non-members, including lunch, morning coffee and afternoon tea.

The Forum is supported by York Archaeological Trust, and admission to the Forum includes free entry to the Trust’s visitor attractions Jorvik Viking CentreDIG YorkDig HungateBarley Hall and Micklegate Bar throughout the weekend.

Advance booking is essential. Click here for more details and a booking form.