Guide: Building an Emergency Plan

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This book is a complete guide to developing an emergency preparedness and response plan tailored to the specific needs of your institution. Its aim is to help you to become better prepared and to respond appropriately to protect your staff, visitors, and collections in the event of an emergency.

This practical guide:

  • provides clear, step-by-step guidelines for designing an emergency plan tailored to the institution and its collections;
  • .features sections for the director, an emergency preparedness committee, and the leaders of the departmental teams that outline their respective responsibilities in the emergency preparedness and response planning process;
  • suggests an organizational structure that assigns responsibilities for preparedness and response activities;
  • identifies many activities that require minimal financial commitment from the institution;
  • includes emergency preparedness materials from other institutions—such as evacuation procedures, supply and equipment lists, and action checklists;
  • uses questions and exercises to help institutions identify and address their specific needs.

Building an Emergency Plan A Guide for Museums and Other Cultural Institutions. The Getty Conservation Institute

The Getty Conservation Institute works internationally to further the appreciation and preservation of the world’s cultural heritage for the enrichment and use of present and future generations. The Institute is an operating program of the J. Paul Getty Trust.