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By West Midlands Museum Development / Posted on Monday 19th November 2018

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.

These courses are only open to staff, Trustees and volunteers from Accredited museums and those officially Working Towards Accreditation in the West Midlands. Delegates are encouraged to attend both events but will still benefit from attending either course.

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 which will be held at Handsworth Community Fire Station, 41 Rookery Road, Birmingham B21 9QU.  Places are limited and the closing date for bookings is 9am, 4 February 2019.  If you have any questions please contact

26 February 2019 – Prevention and Protection

This 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

Book for Prevention and Protection

27 February 2019 – Creating an Emergency Plan

This course concentrates on creating an emergency plan. The modules will help you understand:

  • how to identify risks and where to direct efforts to address those risks
  • how to prepare and present an emergency plan
  • how to prepare grab sheets and floor plans
  • how to prepare a desktop exercise and keep your plan up to date

Book for Creating an Emergency Plan

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