In accordance with University regulations, the School of Archaeology has a Fieldwork Health and Safety Policy. This policy requires students who undertake fieldwork as an essential part of their course to complete a Safety in Fieldwork form before any work is started. Click on the link to the form, download and print out, then fill in the form remembering to add required signatures before sending to the Administrator.
Risk assessments must be made for all fieldwork and overseas travel. The nature and complexity of the assessment should reflect the risks involved with the work. In many cases the work itself is not hazardous but it takes place in hazardous surroundings. In these cases the risk assessment should concentrate on the travel-associated risks. For instance, no written risk assessment would be needed for low risk activities such as attending conferences or visiting colleagues in Northern America or the European Union, but similar activities in more dangerous locations would require one. Where a risk assessment is not required, you will only need to submit an application for insurance form with a full itinerary for your trip. The object of any risk assessment procedure is to identify all the hazards associated with the work and then to assess the risk that these hazards present under particular circumstances. Following the exercise it should be possible to identify areas of work that present particular problems and act to reduce the risk to an acceptable level
If you wish to make use of the University's travel insurance, you will also need to complete a travel insurance application. Please download, fill out and return this form to the Administrator.
Useful Links and Information
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