Understand the correct use of the trowel and other smaller hand tools including their safe use and maintenance.
Understand the correct and safe use of larger tools as well as appropriate loading for buckets and wheelbarrows.
Understand the process of site formation, including fills, layers, structures or natural deposits.
Understand the concept of physical and chronological stratigraphy as well as the methods of recording the sequences.
Understand the procedure for the completion of a standard context record sheet [Deposit/Cut/Fill/Structural].
Appreciates concept of site/national grid systems and placement of trenches within this. Can use long-tapes to lay out trenches.
Understand the concept behind level heights along with the setting out and collection of data for the purpose of survey.
Understands the various elements that must be present on a plan, including the use of conventions and how the plan is located.
Understands the various elements that must be present on a section including the use of conventions & how it is located/levelled.
To be able to take a meaningful photograph of a trench, site or feature, and reference it within the full site record.
Collection and recording of the appropriate samples from a context with a minimum for potential contamination.
Understands the recording, safe excavation and storage of artefacts of various materials and fragility.
Understands the elements of Health and Safety on site including all standard elements such as disease, cuts, back and knee protection as well as general H&S principles.