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Preparing for Emergencies – Prevention and Protection

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Date: Tuesday 26th February 2019

West Midlands Museum Development in partnership with Historic England, English Heritage and West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service is offering two courses to help those caring for historic assets.

Delegates are encouraged to attend both events but will still benefit from attending either course which are being held at Handsworth Community Fire Station, 41 Rookery Road, Birmingham B21 9QU.

Prevention and Protection

The first course concentrates on prevention and protection aspects of preparing for emergencies.
The modules will help you understand:

  • fire risks in heritage properties and museums and how to manage risks through effective prevention, protection and management practices
  • security related threats facing historic assets, how to spot hazards and ensure best practice processes are in place
  • key flood threats including prevention and protection best practice
  • the range of building services found in many historic sites and the importance of effective maintenance and inspection regimes. You’ll also understand what utility information to include in emergency plans

The second course ‘Creating an Emergency Plan’ will be held the following day 27 February 2019. Details can be found here.

Both courses are only open to staff, Trustees and volunteers from Accredited museums and those officially Working Towards Accreditation in the West Midlands.

The training supports the revised Accreditation Standard Organisational Health: 3.3 A Clear, Workable Emergency Plan 

Lunch and refreshments will be provided at both of these free events.  If you have any questions please contact

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