‘The museum must be able to respond effectively to emergency or disaster situations. It must have an emergency plan, relating to all buildings that house collections and services, which includes or refers to:
1.9.1 arrangements for the workforce, visitors and collections
1.9.2 risk assessments of threats
1.9.3 information about how emergency plans are authorised, maintained, communicated, tested and made available to the workforce and emergency services
1.9.4 evidence of how the museum works with the emergency services, and of any other relevant emergency plans
1.9.5 an effective procedure for reviewing the emergency plan.’
(Accreditation standard, October 2011)
This guide identifies the key areas of insurance that are relevant to museums and explains how insurance dovetails with risk management to protect property and collections owned by a museum, as well as protecting staff, volunteers and visitors.
This emergency plan template has been designed to be easy to use by simply inserting a museum’s relevant information where prompted. The template has been designed so that a plan is produced for fire, flood and leak, for each room or area, both display and storage, on the site.