Disaster planning is about knowing what you are going to do and when; who is going to help you; how you are going to mitigate the damage and how you are getting back into operation.
‘Then It Happened—the next 48 hours’ is a unique opportunity to hear from sector leaders on their experiences of planning for and dealing with major incidents with an emphasis on the 48 hour period immediately following the incident. Following from the 2017 Conference on Disaster – Then it Happened the NI Committee on Heritage Emergencies have assembled planners and responders from the National Trust, Harwell Document Restoration Services, Historic Royal Palaces and NI Fire & Rescue Service to share their experiences of the immediate post incident period and the implications for disaster planning in cultural and historic buildings, collections and archives. Speakers will also look discuss the effects of such significant events on you, your staff and volunteers.
Refreshments will be provided on the day. If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact email@example.com
Who should attend: Anyone with responsibility for the safety of historic buildings, archives, collections and the staff who work there.
Speakers and Topics
What happens to buildings and collections in disasters?
Brian McKervey, Assistant Director, Historic Environment Division DfC
Emma Dadson, Divisional Manager, Harwell Document Restoration Service
Effects of a major incident on you and your staff
John Foster, Senior Consultant, Inspire Knowledge and Leadership
Phil Scott, Group Commander, Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service
Major incidents and decision making
Terry Crowdy, Fire and Emergency Planning Adviser, Historic Royal Palaces
Aidan Jennings, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, NIFRS and Incident Commander Primark Fire
The bigger picture
Sophie Chessum, Project Curator, Clandon Park, National Trust
Conference closing remarks
Iain Greenway, Director, Historic Environment Division