Quinte Educational Museum & Archives
Policy - Emergency & Disaster Recovery Planning
EMERGENCY & DISASTER
Preamble The preparation of an effective response to emergencies and/or disasters is a critical component of the Quinte Educational Museum and Archives (QEMA) plan for the long-term care of its collections and its physical and human resources. Policy The physical safety of QEMA’s employees, volunteers, and visitors is of paramount importance in any emergency and/or disaster planning and response activities. Beyond this priority, every reasonable effort will be made to protect and, in the event of a disaster, to salvage the collections. QEMA will: * Establish, maintain, and regularly review and revise as appropriate safeguards against fire, theft, flood, and other hazards. * Develop a series of management practices and procedures for implementation in the event of an emergency and/or disaster. * Ensure that employees and volunteers are regularly informed of the emergency and disaster plan practices and procedures. QEMA’s emergency and disaster plan will: * Identify risks. * Generate procedures for the reduction of risks and losses, and as appropriate for emergency response actions, including the evacuation of the buildings. * Identify the roles and responsibilities of key employees and management groups in planning and in responding to emergencies and/or disasters. * Address the recovery and salvage of QEMA’s collections and other physical assets in the event of a disaster. * Provide for the protection of QEMA’s reputation in the event of a disaster. Date August 17, 2008 Approved Amended August 18, 2008 Policy Review Method Internal Report Responsibility QEMA’s Board of Directors Minimum Frequency Every four years
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