Gov.tt Logo Gov.tt Icon
Home | FAQ | Contact Us | Links | Sitemap
Search our site:   
  
      Disaster Plan

The Bermuda Disaster Preparedness Workshop was attended by two members of staff of the National Archives of Trinidad and Tobago; Mr. Victor Alfred, Archive Repairer I and Ms. Liselle Young, Archive Assistant I.

The aims of the workshop which ran from the July 24-25, 2007 were to:

  • Educate and sensitize persons on the importance of being prepared for different forms of disasters
  • Highlight the proper methods and techniques involved in salvaging damaged documents
  • Demonstrate the importance of having a well organized plan for handling different forms of disasters
  • Provide guidelines for the preparation of a disaster plan

Here are some useful tips on disaster planning provided by this course.

 

What is a disaster?

  • A disaster is a sudden unplanned event that produces great material damage, loss and distress.

Why is disaster planning important?

  • Likelihood of emergencies happening
  • Protection of records
  • Continuity of institution’s mission
  • Professional responsibility

Disaster Response Checklist:

  • Assess the situation
  • Convene the response team members
  • Set up a command post
  • Establish security measures
  • Get clearance to enter the building
  • Eliminate hazards
  • Assess the damage to collectors
  • Assess the situation:
    1. Minor emergency
    2. Moderate emergency
    3. Major emergency

Contents of a Disaster Plan

 

Disaster Response Checklist

 

The Northeast Document Conservation Centre has an online disaster planning tool which serves as a guideline to an organisation formulating their disaster plan. This planning tool can be found at the following website- www.dplan.org and the Northeast Document Conservation Centre’s website is www.nedcc.org

 

 

Archivist's Welcome

Welcome to the National Archives of Trinidad and Tobago (NATT), the treasure-house of our country's heritage.

Read more...

 

Search Our Collection

This will search our entire collection of documents.

Click for the Advanced Search

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit Us On FaceBook!!


 Come Join our Blog!

Copyright Information  • Privacy Policy  • Terms Of Use

Trinidad and Tobago Government Online Homepage