Health, Safety and Welfare

"Wessex Archaeology recognises that our employees are our greatest and most valuable asset, and we are fully committed to achieving zero harm throughout our operations, whilst providing the safest sustainable working environment possible”. 
Chris Brayne
Chief Executive
To show our commitment to Health, Safety and Welfare Wessex Archaeology provides:
  • Safe places of work
  • Safe plant and equipment
  • Safe systems of work
  • Safe and competent employees
  • Supervision, information, instruction and training
Wessex Archaeology ensures that at all levels, staff are trained in Health & Safety. The Senior Management Team are trained to Lead Safely, and we lead the sector by employing a full time Health & Safety professional who is a Graduate Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). All our Project Managers attend the four day IOSH Managing of Safely course, ensuring that from project start we are working safely. 
Our Supervisors and Officers are trained in National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) or the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) nationally recognised schemes; Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) and Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS).
Our fieldwork site staff as well as being professional archaeologists are all trained in Health & Safety Awareness as required by the ‘Constructing Better Health scheme’ and hold the Construction Skills Safety Skills (CSCS), Construction Related Occupation (CRO) Archaeologist Technician Card.