All work is planned and undertaken in accordance with our full Health and Safety Policy, which is accompanied by a detailed Site Safety Procedures Manual.

Oxford Archaeology also engages with the wider sector to help improve standards throughout archaeology, providing board-level H and S leadership for the Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME).

Health and Safety Training and Competence

Health and Safety training is provided at all levels. The CEO and Regional Managers have undertaken the IOSH Leading Safely training. The Chief Operating Officer leads on Health and Safety and, in addition to the Leading Safely training, has also undertaken the NEBOSH National General Certificate and is a Technical Member of IOSH. We have five Regional H and S Advisors, all of whom have undertaken the NEBOSH Certificate (either ‘General’ or ‘Construction’ version).

All fieldwork Project Managers and Project Officers attend the Site Managers’ Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS), and all fieldwork Supervisors attend the Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS).

Our Graduate Trainee, Archaeologist to Assistant Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor Training Schemes incorporate H and S training modules, to ensure that H and S awareness and competence is instilled from the first day of a new career in archaeology. All fieldwork staff hold the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card.

Health and Safety Policy

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