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How can I prevent such an event? Prevention

An assessment of the risks to people, buildings, collections, contents and facilities, the environment, electronic assets, and business continuity must be made. These risks will vary according to the nature of the situations being assessed. The most important preventive and preparatory work you can do is to identify risks. Managing prevention includes

  • Risk assessment and the steps necessary to mitigate identified risks
  • Building inspection, maintenance and good housekeeping routines
  • Staff awareness and training
  • Identification of assets requiring additional protection
  • Meeting and managing legal and health and safety requirements
  • Equipment specifications and maintenance
  • Ensuring contractors are properly trained and monitored
  • Relationships with emergency and security services