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A good Salvage Plan is made up of a few different documents, and we've included templates and examples of those documents (provided by Historic England) below.
In an emergency situation firefighters may be operating in a dark, smoke-filled environment, wearing breathing apparatus and protective wear. In these circumstances it would be difficult for firefighters to remove anything very large, very heavy, or that require specific tools to remove. Please bear these limitations in mind when prioritising objects to save.
We recommend that you keep multiple laminated copies of the salvage plan in strategic locations, which can be easily reached by fire crews. Consider keeping copies off-site to ensure the plan can be reached even if access to the premises is restricted.
Make sure the people working in your building are aware of the plan and know what’s expected of them.
If you need more help creating your salvage plan contact our Heritage team who can offer you advice.