Training and Events

Opportunities and training with a small coloured logo in the title, are those that have been organised, funded and facilitated by the South East Museum Development Programme.

Harwell Course – Effective Emergency Planning and Practical Disaster Recovery

Tuesday 5th April 2016


Places £275 + VAT for Priority Users, £375 + VAT for non Priority Users. 

This seminar is aimed at those who have had emergency plans in place for several years but are keen on conducting a review to ensure that the content will work effectively if ever implemented. With a combination of presentations and exercises, participants will be encouraged to scrutinise their plan, emergency management structure and identify strategies for improvement where necessary.

For anyone wishing to write an emergency plan it will also function well as an introduction to the topic and cover the fundamental content required for a robust and resilient contingency document. 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.


9.30am Registration and coffee
10.00am Introduction: aims and objectives
10.15am Emergency Planning Essentials - definitions, emergency teams, scope.
11.30am Break
11.45am Effective incident response
12.30pm Emergency plans - key contents checklist. Emergency teams, disaster kit contents, priority lists, floor plans and other key documents.
1.00pm Lunch
1.45pm Health and safety - risk assessments
2.00pm Salvage tactics and methods
2.45pm Practical salvage exercise
3.15pm Break
3.30pm Managing major incidents & major incident desktop exercise.
4.30pm Questions
4.45pm Close

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