The emergency in the archive does not occur only in cases of serious hydrogeological catastrophes such as floods or earthquakes, but much more often in the case of “mini disasters” affecting environments and contents such as water infiltrations, partial collapses, biological infections and infestations, contamination by toxic agents.
Within archives, libraries, museums and foundations, paper and parchment supports predominate, which by their nature are seriously threatened by fire and water, as well as by slower but equally harmful agents such as dust, humidity and molds.
The need to improve disaster prevention is listed as a top priority in all EU documents relating to archives.
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Possible causes of disaster and emergency in the archive:
- environmental disasters: floods, earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, rain or wind storms, insect and rodent infestations.
- man-made disasters: infiltration of moisture, breakage of sewage systems, short circuits, arson or negligence, explosions, dispersion of chemical or toxic products, construction defects or poor maintenance of buildings.
To deal with emergencies with the aim of preventing them, Prodoc has devised a risk plan that foresees and defines potential threats, alert, response and reorganization phases.
The risk assessment takes into account two factors:
1) The probability that an accident causing damage will occur in the interaction between the asset and the source of risk
2) The extent of the potential damage
The main objective of all the measures listed is to reduce the risk to acceptable levels by adopting all technically possible measures. Before an emergency occurs, it is good to think about a DRP or Doc Recovery Plan to avoid dangerous situations and minimize damage in the event of an accident or calamity.
Prodoc is able to intervene and recover paper, archival and books in the event of:
The work process in emergency situations
We receive the alarm following a claim:
Our emergency number is active 24/7.
We immediately activate our emergency teams:
On the site of the accident we activate all the procedures useful to secure the damaged goods and to avoid any worsening of the damage occurred on them.
We prepare the damaged material for restoration:
After an assessment of the accident carried out by expert restorers, we examine together with the customer the best activities to undertake to prepare the material for the restoration operations.
We proceed with the restoration activities:
The restoration of damaged goods can be carried out directly on the site of the accident or in our laboratory.