What must a museum do?

Museums must investigate significant risks from kinetic hazards in their collections and make employees and others aware of their location and risks. This also applies to situations where a hazard is strongly suspected but cannot be proven (such as whether a gas cylinder bottle or a fire extinguisher has any contents under pressure).

Museums must find ways to reduce unacceptable risks – for instance:

  • Storage of flammable aerosols away from sources of heat and ignition.
  • Warning labelling / signage of kinetic hazards.
  • Obtaining specialist help to determine the contents of a pressure vessel.
  • Inspecting and maintaining devices used to suspend objects.