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Preparedness Training

Historic England, in conjunction with partners in the historic sector and the Fire & Rescue Service, offer you the chance to learn essential incident management skills.

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Salvage and disaster recovery course

Historic England runs a practical three-day course that shows delegates how an effective response during an emergency incident can mitigate loss and damage to heritage assets.

This course provides hands-on experience of removing objects from an incident location, assessing of the condition of those objects, and following appropriate first-aid treatment and documentation procedures. Participants also learn about how to use essential salvage equipment safely.

With contributions from English Heritage, Historic England, The National Trust, West Midlands Fire Service and an independent conservator, the course is suitable for anybody that might be involved in dealing with an emergency incident affecting a heritage asset. The course is run four times a year (usually in February, May, July and October) and equates to 18.5 hours of CPD from the Institute of Fire Engineers.

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