Generic brief for an archaeological evaluation (trial trenching)

Last updated: 1 July 2023

12. Health and safety

    1. Health and Safety must take priority over archaeological requirements. It is essential that all projects are carried out in accordance with safe working practices and under a defined Health and Safety Policy. Risk Assessments must be carried out for every field project. If the risk assessment indicates it is necessary, the requirements of the brief can be varied in the interests of health and safety.
    2. It is the responsibility of the archaeological contractor and their client to ensure that other constraints (for example SSSI’s or protected trees) are identified and properly safeguarded.
    3. Approval for proposed changes to the project design must be obtained from the Council Archaeology Service.