Some useful questions to ask contractors before appointing them.
NCC Environment Service have previously decided that we will not charge for provision of advice and briefs for church-related works carried out in Norwich Diocese under Faculty (except in very complex cases or where planning permission is also required). However, a requirement of this arrangement is that archaeological work on churches should be undertaken in accordance with the current Standards for Development-Led Archaeological Projects in Norfolk. The Standards require that projects are undertaken by companies that are Chartered Institute for Archaeologists Registered Organisations or, for sole-traders, individuals who have full Member-grade CIFA membership. These requirements are included to ensure that all development-led archaeological work carried out in the county is of the highest quality and that standards are enforceable. A fee may now be payable for major projects.
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Health and safety is an important area for all churches and we recognise the need for guidance. The websites below offer much of this information.
Some helpful guidance notes can also be found at www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg163.pdf
Norfolk Record Office hold records of behalf of the Diocese of Norwich. For a detailed list of the records visit their website at http://www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/Archive-Collections/Guide-to-Holdings/NCC098748