"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 Executive & Senior Management Team are trained to IOSH Leading Safely standard, and we lead the sector by employing a full time Safety & Health Practitioner who is a Chartered Member (CMIOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). All our Project Managers attend the IOSH Managing 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 and hold the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card. 


Construction Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
SMAS Worksafe Contractor
bsi Quality Management