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Emergency planning the importance of training & testing

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Emergency planning webinar, 8 July 2013. Presentation by Sarah Hamlyn.

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Emergency planning the importance of training & testing

  1. 1. Emergency planning: The importance of training & testing Sarah Hamlyn
  2. 2. www.bl.uk 2 The British Library
  3. 3. www.bl.uk 3 Major incidents could include: Incidents which threaten the Library’s staff, buildings or collections; • External problems • Internal problems Someone else’s emergency;
  4. 4. www.bl.uk 4 Disaster preparedness measures The collection salvage measures are therefore based around the fact that the organisation is large, unique, multi-sited and may be affected by any number of scenarios, both large and small. The Library defines a collection salvage incident as ‘any situation that leads to a risk of damage or loss to the collections of the British Library’
  5. 5. www.bl.uk 5 Salvage Team Three levels of Collection Salvage Personnel:   Salvage Control Officers Salvage Team Leaders Salvage Volunteers
  6. 6. www.bl.uk 6 Salvage Plan
  7. 7. www.bl.uk 7 Pre-printed labels and forms MOULD AIR-DRY EXTERNAL CONSERVATION
  8. 8. www.bl.uk 8 Salvage Equipment
  9. 9. www.bl.uk 9 Salvage Equipment
  10. 10. Testing the plan
  11. 11. www.bl.uk 11 Documentation & orientation exercise Map showing collection storage areas Section Room Salvage trolleys will be in or by Section Rooms There are 7 fire compartments
  12. 12. www.bl.uk 12 Documentation & orientation exercise • Locating specific ranges Fire Compartment Range Number Contents
  13. 13. www.bl.uk 13 Practical Training
  14. 14. www.bl.uk 14 Practical Training
  15. 15. www.bl.uk 15 Specific training topic areas Images: HSE
  16. 16. www.bl.uk 16 Short exercises
  17. 17. www.bl.uk 17 Short exercises
  18. 18. www.bl.uk 18 Large scale exercise
  19. 19. Question & answers

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