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Thyssen-Bornemisza is the first museum to receive ISO 22320 Emergency Management certification from AENOR

Thyssen-Bornemisza is the first museum to receive ISO 22320 Emergency Management certification from AENOR

17/05/2019

  • It highlights the Institution's capacity to respond effectively to an emergency situation.

17 May, 2019. AENOR, leading company in the field of certification, has this morning awarded the Executive Director of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Evelio Acevedo, the GEM-2019/0002 certificate, as recognition and evidence of the compliance of its management system with the UNE standard ISO 22320. He received the award from Pablo Corróns, AENOR's sector marketing and product director. Managing Emergencies.

"This certificate", said Pablo Corróns, "highlights the museum's ability to respond to and effectively manage emergency situations, both through the work of its safety team and the facilities, which are equipped with the latest technologies and quality standards in this matter. The AENOR Emergency Management certificate demonstrates that the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum successfully applies the best practices in the world in this area, as set out in International ISO standard 22320. AENOR has certified more than 30 organisations in accordance with this standard, whose ultimate goal is to save lives and minimise possible damage."

In words of Evelio Acevedo, "Obtaining the Emergency Management Certificate is the best recognition of the work carried out in recent years by, particularly, the Security department, and the museum in general; a real challenge that has been made possible thanks to the collaboration and commitment of the entire team. Various elements of both preventive and operational security have been brought together, and evacuation procedures have been established, particularly focused on people with disabilities, as well as testing, practices, and joint drills to improve the emergency response, in order to maintain the overall security of the museum at the level of excellence required by the institution."

In addition, the Thyssen Museum has just renewed its Universal Access certificate (UNE 170001-2:2007), which it obtained in 2017.