In commercial Archaeology is is important to understand the various standards, legislations and guidelines that govern best practice in archaeology. It is useful to understand the legislation that you operate within
PRINCIPLE: Aware of the range of archaeological or heritage focussed legislation and how they relate to working practice – (inc. IfA documents).
Full list of All Legislation in the UK
A Guide to Heritage Protection – English Heritage
IfA Codes, Standards and Guidelines
IfA has developed a range of Codes, Standards and Guidelines that are binding on all members and Registered Organisations to ensure that IfA members work to high ethical and professional standards. These documents are listed here: http://www.archaeologists.net/codes/ifa