As both a national charity and a limited company – NAS has policies it must enforce under the auspices of the Charity Commission and the Companies Act. The policies safeguard the work of the society, its employees and its members. You can read the Society’s policies in full below.

  • NAS Members Code of Conduct outlines how members are expected to act. The Code is based on seven key principles.

  • The NAS Health and Safety Policy underpins keeping employees healthy and safe at work with special reference to the Diving at Work Regulations 1997.

  • The NAS Privacy Policy is a commitment to the Society’s treatment of your information under Data Protection Regulations, effective from 25th May 2018, updated 25th May 2022.

  • The NAS Education Policy lies at the heart of NAS objectives and seeks to promote accessibility and inclusivity to the knowledge, skills and practices of nautical archaeology and to the variety of mechanisms for enhanced learning.

  • The NAS Volunteer Policy sets out the Society’s promise to treat volunteers with respect and to recognise their effort and contributions to the Society in a consistent and fair way.

  • The NAS Complaints Procedure sets out informal and formal procedures for investigating and resolving a complaint against a NAS member, an employee or a charity Trustee.

  • The NAS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, ensures that NAS events and activities are accessible and attractive to the widest audience possible, consistent with welfare and safety of all undertaking such activities and the wider community.