Date(s) - 22/10/2014
10:00 am - 4:15 pm
Trainers: Deborah Walton (UCM Regional Conservation Officer, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough), Andor Vince (Collections Care Officer, Fitzwilliam Museum) and Elaine Sansom (Accreditation Advisor, South East & East of England)
An essential day’s training for anyone who needs to better prepare their museum for dealing with an emergency situation, be it fire, flood or blocked gutters. Emergency planning is also an important element in gaining and maintaining accreditation.
This course will:
- Discuss updated emergency planning requirements for Accreditation, look in detail at the Accreditation guidance, and consider some of the pitfalls to avoid when developing your emergency plan
- Discuss an existing emergency planning template, and how this might be applied to your museum
- Introduce tabletop exercises and simulations of emergency situations, and explore how you can use these in your museum to test your plans and design your own to test situations most likely to occur on your site
There will also be an opportunity to discuss your museum’s emergency plan as a group and identify future training and support needs.
By the end of the day, participants will:
- Be up to date with accreditation requirements pertaining to emergency planning
- Be familiar with an emergency planning template and how it could be used in their museum
- Know how to use tabletop scenarios to inform their emergency plan
- Feel confident about improving their own emergency plan
Refreshments will be provided but please make your own arrangements for lunch.
This course will also run on 4th December 2014 at John Bunyan Museum, Bedford.
Booking for this course will open on Monday 1st September 2014.
Bookings are closed for this event.