Rebecca Kennedy of Curae Collections shares considerations and case studies related to building emergency kits and caches for collections emergencies. We suggest having the ARCS Emergency Supply Program Development Manual handy when you watch this (link in Assignments).
Develop an emergency supply and PPE list for your institutional needs.
Decide how and where you will store your supply and PPE caches. Put supply caches in practical locations throughout your facility; sign the areas and mark these on a floor plan.
Inventory emergency supplies and PPE on hand and create a list of needed supplies.
Create a floorplan that contains:
Emergency Supplies/PPE, First Aid; AED, chemical flush stations, chemical data sheets
Discuss with other cultural institutions in your town/region about the possibility of sharing emergency supplies and/or caches.
Assign on-going responsibility for monitoring and maintaining supply caches. This should eventually be written into a job description.
Determine how and when these supplies will be ordered and who will be responsible.
Download the Emergency Response Guide (ERG 2020) on you cell phone and learn how to use it for reference to hazardous materials response. (See module introduction and the last section of Jared Woody’s webinar.)