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Archaeological Fieldwork H&S / Covid-19 information

Archaeological field-class in Connemara, Co. Galway.

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Student Participant Health & Safety Statement (Staff, Postgraduate & Undergraduate Students)

Students/participants attending field-classes, field-excursions or assisting in field research must fill-out a 'Student/Participant Health & Safety Statement' form. On completion, please save this form with a filename formula consisting of your surname, student number, degree year (e.g. 1BA, 2BA or 3BA) followed by 'H&S Statement' (e.g. Murphy 012345 2BA H&S Statement.doc) and submit it to the Health & Safety Coordinator at joe.fenwick@nuigalwayl.ie 
CLICK HERE here to view and download a blank 'Student/Participant Health & Safety Statement V.2021' form.

Covid-19 Safety Message 
 

Return to Work, Study and Research on Campus (Staff and Postgraduates)

Before returning to campus for Semester 1, 2020, staff and postgraduate students are required to complete and pass the 'Central Covid-19 Induction Training Course' (on Sharepoint), complete and return a 'Return to Work Self-declaration' form and familiarise themselves with the 'Covid-19 Unit Induction Training' (see links below). The results of the 'Covid-19 Induction Training Course' quiz will be sent to you by email and if successfully passed this email may then be forwarded to the Head of Discipline, Archaeology. The completed 'Return to Work Self-declaration' form should also be forwarded to the Head of Discipline, Archaeology.

Central Covid-19 Induction Training Course

Return to Work Self-Declaration Form - Archaeology

Covid-19 Unit Induction Training - Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies

 

Return to Field Research (Staff and Postgraduate Researchers)

Members of Staff or Postgraduate Students conducting independent archaeological field research or leading field classes/archaeological excursions must firstly complete a 'Central Covid-19 Induction Training Course' (on Sharepoint) and 'Return to work self-declaration' form (click on links above). The results of the 'Covid-19 Induction Training Course' Quiz will be sent to you by email and if successfully passed this email may then be forwarded the the Head of Discipline, Archaeology. The completed ' Return to Work Self-declaration' form should also be forwarded to the Head of Discipline, Archaeology. 

School staff, postgraduate students and researhers must also familiarise themselves with the 'Covid-19 Unit Induction' document (click on link above) before returning to work/study on campus.

In addition it is necessary to complete a 'Student/Participant Health & Safety Satement' form (see above), a 'Fieldwork Risk Assessment' (see below) and submit a 'Research Laboratory Access & Fieldwork Request Form - Archaeology' (see below).

 

Fieldwork Risk Assessment (Staff and Postgraduate Students)

CLICK HERE to download a generic sample 'Risk Assessment for Archaeological Fieldwork‌‌'. This may be used as a template or general guide to formulating your own bespoke 'Fieldwork Risk Assessment', which will also require the approval of your Supervisor/Principal Investigator.

On completion, save a copy with the filename formula 'date Y-M-D, Risk Assessment Archaeology Fieldwork, Site name, Your name.doc' (e.g. 2021-05-17 Risk Assessment Archaeology Fieldwork Corcomroe Murphy.doc) and a copy of the finalised document may then be emailed to Joe Fenwick, Archaeologial Field Officer/School Health & Safety Coordinator, Archaeology.

[Note: Fieldwork Risk Assessments are required to be filled-out for all individual field projects – once-off or on-going and all field-classes or field-excursions]

Laboratory Access & Fieldwork Request Form - Archaeology (Staff and Postgraduate Students)

Click here to download a Research Laboratory Access & Fieldwork Request Form - Archaeology
On completion email a copy of this form to Joe Fenwick, Archaeological Field Officer/Local Covid-19 Co-ordinator.

Archaeology and Covid-19: the DOs and DON'Ts

Cleaning in a Covid-19 Environment

Additional queries or concerns in relation to H&S matters or Covid-19 may be addressed to: 
Joe Fenwick
      Health & Safety Coordinator, School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies
      Local Covid-19 Coordinator (Archaeology)
      Covid-19 Buildings Liaison Manager (Archaeology)
      Covid-19 Unit Leader (Archaeology)

and/or the Head or Discipline, Archaeology.