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The Official HSE Health and Safety app for SMEs

FAME would like to alert all FAME members and archaeology organisations that the Health and Safety Executive has released an a bespoke mobile app designed for small businesses or anyone new to health and safety. This app will help you to understand the law, your health and safety rights, your responsibilities and how to protect […]

Using Social Media to Encourage Public Engagement with Archaeology

A free webinar on using social media to encourage public engagement with archaeology. About this event A session delivered by Christopher Wakefield from the University of York which sold out at CIfA’s Innovation Festival earlier this year. Christopher is the archaeologist responsible for Must Farm’s online outreach and is currently working on a PhD on […]

Development-led Archaeology Health and Safety Injury Survey 2019-20

The results of the FAME 2019-20 Health and Safety Injury Survey are now available. The document can be downloaded here: FAME Health and Safety Injury Survey 2019-20   3 Key Findings: Significant drops in RIDDOR Injury frequency rates & Incident rates: Specified injuries: 0.21 & 42 in 2019-20 2.01 & 342 in 2018-19 Injuries resulting […]

FAME Health & Safety Notice – Traffic Management

To help support the goal of safe working conditions for all archaeologists, FAME will be publishing Health  & Safety notices for its members, and the sector at large, to learn from. These will be a mixture of instances of upcoming changes to Health & Safety regulations and incident reports, anonymously provided by FAME members. We […]

Employers Webinar: Historic Environment Advice Assistant Apprenticeships

Strode College and Historic England’s training delivery team are running a FREE webinar on heritage apprenticeships this month: Understanding What Apprenticeships Can Do For You: Historic Environment Advice Assistant Apprenticeship Thursday, April 29, 2021 2pm 3:30pm This will be promoting the Historic Environment Advice Assistant apprenticeship to encourage employers to sign up and get an […]

HSE’s Noise exposure calculator changes

The Health and Safety Executive has made changes to its noise exposure calculator. This tool can help you work out your daily noise exposure, weekly noise exposures, and estimate the performance of hearing protection. The updated calculator can be found on their website at: https://www.hse.gov.uk/noise/calculator.htm?utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=health-noise&utm_term=exposure-calc-1&utm_content=noise-5-apr-21

Landgage Heritage joins FAME

It is with great pleasure, that we welcome our newest FAME member, Landgage Heritage. Landgage Heritage are an archaeology and heritage consultancy who serve their clients with rigour, professionalism and care. They operate in the planning and development sector, and work across the UK. They have expertise in archaeological and heritage assessment, the procurement and […]

Six evidence-based interventions, adapted from public health models, that archaeology organisations can adopt to measurably reduce harassment

Two new Open Access articles have been published on the topics of harassment in Archaeology:  Documenting Cultures of Harassment in Archaeology: https://doi.org/10.1017/aaq.2020.118 Disrupting Cultures of Harassment in Archaeology: https://doi.org/10.1017/aaq.2021.19 In addition, the author, Barbara Voss, has also posted a blog article with six evidence-based interventions, adapted from public health models, that archaeology organisations can adopt […]

Oxford University Dept of Continuing Education Courses and Workshops in the Historic Environment 2021

After a long pause, Oxford University’s Continuing Education department have launched a new interesting programme of online courses for professionals in the historic environment to run over the next few months. They are offering six courses online, five of them completely new, touching on the areas of key skills and knowledge, career development, and challenging […]

Archaeological Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship – Cirencester College

Cirencester College are looking to move forward with delivering the Level 3 Archaeological Technician Apprenticeship. They are now in a position to work with employers who may potentially want to recruit an apprentice, to agree the best training delivery model for all. Cirencester are aiming to deliver this apprenticeship across the whole of England, regardless […]

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