A concise and helpful guide in case of collections emergencies.
‘Your museum must be able to respond effectively to emergency or disaster situations. This means having an emergency plan. It should cover all buildings and sites that house collections and services, and should include:
- arrangements for staff and volunteers, visitors, collections and collections information
- a risk assessment of threats
- how you authorise, maintain, communicate, and test your emergency plan, and how you share it with your staff and volunteers, and the emergency services
- how your museum works with the emergency services, and any other relevant emergency plans
- a priority salvage list – a record of any priority collections you would save first in an emergency
- when you’ll review your emergency plan’
(Accreditation standard, November 2018)
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.