Emergency plan training ensures that staff are familiar with key aspects of emergency procedures, and teaches them techniques for saving materials and best practice. In this context, BnF offers approximately ten training days a year on how to respond in the event of a fire or flood.
Training sessions available in 2016
Dates: to be confirmed Length
: One day Number of participants
: 18 Venue
: Paris (Tolbiac, François Mitterrand Library (Site François-Mitterrand)) Course code
: FCS03 (Code to be quoted on registration form)
The day alternates between theoretical information and practical application corresponding to the action steps laid down in the event of an incident:
In specially equipped premises, identifying a fire, raising the alarm, and facilitating intervention by firefighters.
Under the supervision of preservation specialists, you participate in the emergency plan and are tasked with evacuating collections, including sorting them into categories:
Choosing the appropriate treatment, filling evacuation boxes, filling in monitoring sheets, handling damaged documents, etc.
In a workshop in the Preservation Services Department which acts as the treatment premises: you will be introduced to techniques for handling and drying or freezing documents in accordance with the type of paper and format of each document.
Other aspects are addressed in the course of this awareness-raising day:
electronic monitoring systems, alarm systems, first aid boxes (or carts), the role of freezing and lyophilization, actions and postures, and infestation of paper by mold.