Develop a training programme for people working in historic buildings

Project information

Index: 1236R4
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Natural and technological risks (including climate change)
Location PORTUGAL REGIãO AUTóNOMA DOS AÇORES Angra Do Heroismo Região Autónoma dos Açores Start/End date of the practice
Start: 01/07/2010
End: not end-continue to developp

Topic of the practice

The purpose of this practice is to convey to these people the risks that could be involved by working inside these buildings, in view of their construction features and building materials, if appropriate preventative measures are not taken. And to inform them of the guidelines that they must follow as a preventative action and what they must do if a fire occurs.

Good Practice Information

Fire Service, museums, exhibition halls, archives, churches, etc.

Implement training programs to the staff working in historic buildings (i.e archives, museums, churches etc.). These training programs should concentrate on: i). how to act in the case of a fire; ii). Communication protocols with Fire Services; iii). How to evacuate cultural assets

The Portuguese Fire Safety Regulation (Decree220/2008, 12th November) establishes that there must be training programs for the staff working at public buildings.

Implementing training programs do not imply direct costs since it is performed by Fire Services and civil and service personnel during working hours

Evidence of success

Training programs for staff working in historic buildings are necessary as they are the first responders in case of fire. With a good training they can: stop fires or make more efficient the response from fire services by informing them faster and with the right information.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Irene Mealha

Civil Protection Service from the Azores - SRPCBA

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