Emergency Preparedness for Heritage Organisations Course

Event date
08 November 2023 - 09 November 2023
NZ $330

Hosted by : Heritage Collection Care Consortium

Do you struggle to stay on top of emergency preparedness for your collections? Are you facing challenges in prioritising emergency planning and training for your team? In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to develop an emergency management program for your collections. It will provide you with the necessary tools to assess risks to your collections, create an operational emergency response plan, and design a comprehensive training program for your team.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to identify, analyse, and evaluate risks to collections in practice and how to incorporate the results of the risk assessment into your emergency planning. You will learn how to develop cost-effective mitigation strategies and effectively communicate risks to stakeholders
  • How to create and review an emergency plan for collections, considering the key emergency response capabilities required to effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters
  • You will learn what kind of training is required for efficient emergency response, beyond practical salvage and emergency drills. You will learn different strategies of how and when to introduce these training sessions to your team so that they have a maximum impact on emergency preparedness.
  • What time and resources are required to stay on top of emergency planning and preparedness
  • How to structure your emergency team so that they can respond to larger incidents effectively
  • What role leadership and communication play in emergency response.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all those working in museums, libraries, archives and historic houses who are actively involved in emergency planning and response in their organisations.