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Emergency Planning Best Practice

Museum Development East Midlands

Monday, 21 October 2019 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST)

Emergency Planning Best Practice

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General Admission 14 Oct 2019 Free  

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This one day practical training course will help organisations to improve their emergency preparedness, by using multiple case studies and practical experiences to highlight key components for successful disaster response. The content is applicable for organisations who have yet to write a plan, in highlighting key content for Accreditation and best practice, but also for those who already have a plan to identify areas for improvement. 

The day will also cover key elements of salvage techniques for dealing with damaged objects and provide blueprints for extending the training within attendees' organisations.

The timetable for the day will be:



Registration and coffee


Introduction: aims and objectives


Emergency Planning Essentials – definitions, emergency teams, scope




Effective incident response


Emergency plans – key documents checklist. Emergency teams, disaster kit contents, priority lists, floor plans and other key documents




Salvage – tactics and methods, including practical exercise




Managing major incidents




If your organisation already has an Emergency Plan, then please bring it along.

The workshop will be led by Emma Dadson from Harwell Restoration, Emma has 20 years of experience in disaster recovery and emergency planning as manager of Harwell's Priority User Service. Emma has been named the 'Business Continuity Consultant of the Year' at the Business Continuity Awards in 2007 and 2014 and is a previous Chair of the British Damage Management Association. She is an accredited Disaster Recovery Technician, Specialist Restorer and Honorary Fellow of the BDMA and author of ‘Emergency Planning and Response for Libraries, Archives and Museums’ (Facet Publishing).

Teas and coffees will be provided throughout the day but delegates are asked to make their own lunch arrangements by bringing a packed lunch or purchasing lunch locally.

Do you have questions about Emergency Planning Best Practice? Contact Museum Development East Midlands

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Abington Park Museum
Park Avenue South
NN1 5LW Northampton
United Kingdom

Monday, 21 October 2019 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST)

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Museum Development East Midlands

Supports the improvement and sustainability of museums across the East Midlands.

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