Municipal “Heritage Protection Commission”

Project information

Index: 1236R4
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Natural and technological risks (including climate change)
Location UNITED KINGDOM NORTH WEST Liverpool Merseyside Start/End date of the practice
Start: 07/07/2010
End: continue to be used

Topic of the practice

To identify, contact and invite all parties relevant to each specific heritage protection practice, for consultation purposes, to secure a common goal.

Good Practice Information

Fire-fighters, Civil Protection, Municipal and Town Planning Technicians, Cultural Heritage Technicians, Municipal Museum Technicians, Religious and Cultural Heritage representatives, Heritage Protection Organisations, Heritage Custodians, Residential Occupiers, etc.

In emergency situations, pre planning, preparation and training are essential to the
the successful resolution of incidents.
Liaison between all relevant parties during the Emergency Planning and Damage Control stages ensures that the most expedient and effective plans can be adopted.

Civil contingencies act 2004. Building regulations 2010, Doc B, vol 2, fire safety. IRMP steering group integrated risk management planning: policy guidance protection of heritage

Evidence of success

A local Working Group has been formed at Liverpool consisting of local representatives who are responsible for the buildings within Liverpool’s World Heritage
The local Heritage Working Group formed has not only assisted the Fire Service in its duties but has led to local partners liaising with one another to provide mutual assistance and advice.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Paul Murphy

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

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