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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
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