Introduction to Security Risk Management for Cultural Properties
About this Event
This workshop has been designed and created for those working within cultural and heritage site and whom have risk management responsibilities through their roles or positions. What has been identified from within the sectors themselves is that there is very little training available to help identify and manage the adversarial risks that exist; including naturally occurring hazards.
The workshop starts by helping the participants understand the different threats that exist within the sector to people, property, operations and organisational reputation. It then shows how the threats can manifest themselves into attacks and how through correct training staff can play a proactive part in identifying and preventing them, or at least minimising the impact.
The participants are provided with materials that enable simple risk assessing and vulnerability assessments to take place before undertaking a risk assessment of a cultural venue.
The workshop is very interactive, and participants are involved in undertaking vulnerability assessments as well as completing risk rating tables through a risk assessment process.
At the end of the workshops the participants will have an increased knowledge and understanding of the following areas:
• The threats faced by cultural and heritage venues.
• How attacks are committed and the different stages.
• The benefits of situational awareness and staff training.
• Methods used in assessing risks.
• Identifying and assessing vulnerabilities.
• Building defence in depth.
• Effective operational practices.
The following organisations will benefit from sending staff and volunteers onto this workshop; museums, galleries, stately homes, heritage organisations, historical sites and venues, private home owners who open to the public.