Security in museums

This National Services Te Paerangi workshop is in collaboration with ServiceIQ, to assist trainees and museum staff to understand security in a broader context.

  • When Tue 22 Nov 2016, 9:30am–Wed 23 Nov 2016, 4:30pm
  • Where
    The Coach House Museum, 121 South Feilding Street, Feilding
  • Cost Free to attend
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This will cover:

ServiceIQ Unit Standard 20547: Demonstrate knowledge of safety and security required in museums

Day 1: (9:30am – 4:30pm) Security in Museums workshop

  • Tools for developing and testing your emergency management plan
  • An overview of security systems and their various uses
  • Identifying suspicious activity and interpreting body language
  • Dealing with bomb threats and protest activity
  • Managing aggressive people
  • Techniques to protect you and your colleagues
  • Exploring the insider threat
  • Simple steps for protecting your assets
  • How to cordon and contain damaged exhibition items
  • Report writing and questioning techniques
  • An overview of the Trespass Act

Day 2: Assessment of above unit standard. Attendance is only required by those enrolled as a ServiceIQ trainee.

Who will I meet?    

Jason Yorston, Manager Security Services, Te Papa. He has 15 years experience in Security Services, ranging from Private Security with Armourguard to working for the Ministry of Justice, where he looked after the Security Requirements for the Higher Courts in Wellington. He believes in the importance of a customer-focused approach to security.

Julian Columbus, Security and Risk Manager, Canterbury Museum. He has 25 years experience in leadership positions within the NZ Police, the oil & gas sector in the Middle East and the NZ government in a quality & compliance management capacity. He holds a Masters of Science degree majoring in Security & Risk Management from Loughborough University in UK, graduate status with the NZ Institute of Safety Management (GradNZISM) and a Diploma in Vocational Education & Training from TAFE Australia.

You will also meet other museum personnel in your region – a great networking opportunity!

Who is it for?

This is an introductory level workshop which gives ServiceIQ trainees and representatives from small museums, art galleries, heritage organisations, the arts and cultural sector, iwi organisations an great opportunity to learn more about security for museums.
NB: If you are completing the ServiceIQ assessment on day two, you will need to be familiar with the content and concepts in the unit workbook before attending this session.

How do I sign up?

Register online through the booking button above. Please register by Tuesday 16 February 2016.

The workshop is free to attend.

What else do I need to know?

  • Bring a pen and paper to take notes
  • Bring your lunch (morning & afternoon tea will be provided)
  • Please be aware that your photo may be taken during the workshop, and photos may be used for National Services Te Paerangi purposes.