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Disaster response and salvage

British Library Training Day

Wednesday 10 September 2014

The British Library Centre for Conservation
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Location Details

This intensive training day focuses on preparing for disaster response and salvage. The trainer uses experience of responding to real incidents to demonstrate how planning can minimise the impact of emergencies in libraries and archives as well as outlining the practical steps to take when responding to situations. The day includes an emergency decision-making exercise and a hands-on salvage session. By the end of the day participants will be able to:

  • identify the key issues that a disaster plan needs to address
  • give examples of the decisions to be made when responding to an incident
  • source salvage equipment to build a disaster kit
  • process a variety of wet items.

The day is led Emma Dadson of Harwell Document Restoration Services.


10.10Welcome and introductions
10.15Case studies
11.00Minor incident response
12.00Salvage strategies and techniques
13.45Practical exercise
14.30Challenges in major incidents and desktop exercise

Registration form

Please copy the form below into an email, complete it and send it to

Alternatively, print out, complete and return the form by post to the address at the bottom of this page.

I would like to book a place on the British Library training day 'Disaster response and salvage’ on 10 September 2014.

Training day fee (including refreshments and lunch):
£115.00 + VAT = £138.00



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Terms and conditions

You will be invoiced for the full amount on receipt of the registration form. Invoices must be paid within 30 days of the date of the invoice. All payments must be made in UK pounds sterling, without deduction of bank charges. Payment can be made by cheque, credit/debit card or by bank transfer. Cancellations will not be refunded. A substitute delegate is acceptable if notified to the British Library. This registration form constitutes a legally binding contract. In the unlikely event of the training day being cancelled the organisers will make a full refund of the training day fee received but disclaim any further liability.

Please send this booking form to:

Centre for Conservation
The British Library
96 Euston Road

Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7025
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7777

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The information you have supplied on this form will be held on a computer file for administrative purposes only, and will not be passed on to third parties. In accordance with the Data Protection Act you are entitled to see a copy of your record.

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