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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 […]

Record Levels of Commercial Investment and Employment for Archaeologists in the UK: Press Release

Headlines Record Levels of Commercial Investment and Employment for Archaeologists in the UK. Summary The latest Archaeological Market Survey report is now available. Key Findings £239m investment in the economy through applied archaeology In financial year 2017-18 the sector grew in terms of the number of employees , financial turnover,and profit levels. 6,812 people were […]

Job: FAME CEO

FAME, the voice of commercial archaeology managers and employers, is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive to represent FAME with major stakeholders and to take lead responsibility for FAME’s advocacy work, with effect from June 2019 when the current post holder is due to step down. This is a role for an independent, senior […]

FAME H&S survey is open

Part of FAME’s Health & Safety strategy is the compilation of industry data to allow organisations to benchmark their performance against figures for the whole sector. We have created a very short survey to collect this data and would request that you support FAME by answering it. There are a maximum of ten questions – […]

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 […]

FAME Forum 2019 Dates

Thursday 20th June, 5.30pm FAME AGM, Barley Hall York Friday 21st June, FAME Forum, Merchant Taylors Hall, York The theme of this year’s Forum will be ‘Building a culture of well-being’ –and we will be asking the question ‘are archaeological employers doing enough to create a safe environment for their employees?’ The day will bring […]

The Archaeology Training Forum awards – Call for Nominations

The Archaeology Training Forum Award recognises and promotes best practice in training or professional development in archaeology. The award aims to recognise excellence in the fields of learning, training and professional development and is open to archaeological organisations, individuals, partnerships and collaborative projects throughout the United Kingdom, whether paid or voluntary. Entries must demonstrate an […]

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