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Health and Safety Training
#1
What health and safety training courses are available dealing with or relevant to archaeology?

David I think a list of these could be a useful addition to the web site.

First aid courses are easy see:
http://www.redcrossfirstaidtraining.co.uk

Peter Wardle
#2
Confined spaces ?
Deep excavations ?
CDM Regs. ?
Managing health and safety ?
Defensive driving ?
Dealing with contaminated sites and remediation ?

Beamo
#3
Quote:quote:Originally posted by drpeterwardle

What health and safety training courses are available dealing with or relevant to archaeology?

David I think a list of these could be a useful addition to the web site.

First aid courses are easy see:
http://www.redcrossfirstaidtraining.co.uk

Peter Wardle

The Quarry passport schemes are of some use. They are quite general, but cover all the basics. There are also the CSCS card schemes - archaeology is included as a construction related occupation.

http://www.cscs.uk.com/

Oxford University Continuing Education run a 2 day course, H&S for archaeologists. Jim Allen, co-author of the SCAUM manual, helps to run this. Email: professional.arch@conted.ox.ac.uk.



#4
Few lads at my unit recently got mobile scaffold tower certificates - useful for those aerial shots. Been using them for years anyway but occasionally, when working alongside developers, we'd have to get them approved, and this solves that problem
#5
good innitiative this one....IFA learning bursaries? Bit of a flippant comment but- if arch is seen as a construction related industry, then why does CDM regs apparently not strictly apply to us?

Its high time that we nurture an environment where those responsible for teams on the ground should be actively seeking or hold, appropriate HS qualifications.Far too many decisions (HS) are made by those unqualified to do so and ultimately, these decisions affect ground-level workforces that are equally ignorant of their rights or indeed, the law.Peter is absolutely on the button-we have discussed HS at length recently and perhaps this thread is where we can post ideas/contact addresses and more importantly, agree on a structured way forwards that will enhance the working conditions of field staff.Unilaterally and permanently.Big Grin

..knowledge without action is insanity and action without knowledge is vanity..(imam ghazali,ayyuhal-walad)
#6
Quote:quote:Bit of a flippant comment but- if arch is seen as a construction related industry, then why does CDM regs apparently not strictly apply to us?

My understanding is that CDM doesn't apply only where the work is not taking place on an 'active construction site'. Generally, that means that the archaeologists are the first and only contractors working on the site, or it is a research excavation. As soon as there is any other construction-related activity going on simultaneously, then CDM applies to the site and everyone on it - including the archaeologists.

1man1desk

to let, fully furnished
#7
Troll - no doubt you have seen the CDM related 'is archaeology construction' debate on the 'welfare facilities' thread ?

Destroyer - mobile tower certificates - good to hear that people are getting training in this, rather than being expected to read the crappy instructions provided by the hire firms. Mobile towers can be high risk - it may often be better to eliminate this risk and bring in a vehicle-mounted aerial platform when required if access is OK, or even a cherry-picker (although this brings its own risks that will need to be addressed).


Beamo
#8
Beamo-thanks for the heads up-just spotted that....[:I]

..knowledge without action is insanity and action without knowledge is vanity..(imam ghazali,ayyuhal-walad)


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