Emergency and Risk Resources for Museums
Here you’ll find a range of resources to support you in emergency preparedness and risk management.
You can also download our ‘What are the Risks to Museums?’ visual and Emergency and Risk Network Information sheet here: MDEM Museums Emergency & Risk Leaflet
ERN Risk Assessment Template when undertaking museum site assessment: Template Risk Assessment of Threats for Museums
Emergency Plan Template – Updated to include pandemics
The ERN network has worked to create a revised Emergency Plan template for museums to ensure it is able to respond to pandemics and in particular the issues raised through the Covid 19 pandemic.
You can download the template and supporting document below:
We will be officially launching the template in January 2021 alongside a range of training and resources.
- ‘Ten Steps to a Museum Emergency Plan’
- Pest Fact Sheets
- ‘Emergency planning for collections’ (Spectrum 5 procedure)
Hazards in Collections E-Tool Use this tool to search through common hazards found in collections such as asbestos or controlled drugs, and view current legislation and advice.
Historic England: ‘Writing an Emergency Response Plan’
Share Museums East – Be prepared: Emergency planning toolkit for Museums’
If you would like to suggest a resource to add to the list or have a question, please contact the Emergency and Risk Network lead Anita Hollinshead.