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.

  • The NAS Statement of Principles outlines which principles the society adheres to in the specialised field of nautical archaeology.
  • 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 the EU General Data Protection Regulations, effective from 25th May 2018.
  • The NAS Policy for Child Protection and Protection of the Welfare of Vulnerable Adults describes the Society’s Policy for protecting the welfare of children and other vulnerable persons who participate or come into contact with the Society’s activities.
  • 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 Covid-19 Policy (Published 5/8/21) sets out how the NAS intends to run face to face education events in the UK. The Policy will be continually reviewed and revised as advice from UK government and the UK Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies.