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Practical Salvage & Recovery (Kent & Medway)

Wednesday 26th February 2014

9am - 4pm

Historic Dockyard, Chatham

This session is a mixture of theory and practical sessions, giving you information and experience of dealing with aftermath of a disaster, the materials to use and important decision making.  The techniques and ideas you pick up in this session will give you confidence to deal with an emergency situation. 

And don't forget that Accreditation also requires a museum to have "a clear, workable emergency plan" (Requirement 1.9).

The day will be led by Harwell's Document Restoration Services and will provide a good grounding in salvage techniques and disaster recovery issues.  It is targeted at senior staff, or those who have a decision-making role in a major incident (i.e. those listed in your museum's Emergency Plan).  

Places are limited to 15 delegates, so please carefully consider if this is the right course for you before signing up.

AGENDA of the DAY:

09.00am    Arrival and refreshments

10.00am    Emergency response: lessons learned from real fires and floods

10.40am    Initial reactions - how to respond most effectively to minimise damage

11.20am    Initial approaches to salvage - types of damage, restoration and stabilisation options, handling and packing

11.40am   Break

12.00am   Triage, decision-making and restoration techniques

12.30pm   Minor incident scenario - practical exercise handling damaged material

13.45am   Lunch break

14.15pm   Adapting your approach to major incidents (including health & safety)

15.00pm   Major incident scenario - testing your plan out

15.30pm   Discussion

16.00pm   Close