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Disaster management program for records at Kenya airport authority (KAA) Nairobi

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dc.contributor.author Nyahiri, Joseph
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-30T07:11:58Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-30T07:11:58Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1208
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to establish the existence of a disaster management policy; establish the nature and type of disasters to which Kenya Airports Authority records are exposed to; establish the disaster management procedures carried out on records when a disaster occurs; Investigate the role of government and other agencies in disaster management; identify whether the disaster management measures taken facilitates in detection, prevention and mitigation of disasters against records and Identify the challenges involved in the disaster management process and the counter measures to the stated challenges. This study used a mixed method approach and data was collected by means of a structured and unstructured questionnaires. The target population consisted of 150 respondents consisting of registry management staff and the general staff. The results revealed that the records registry does not have a disaster management policy; the registry system in place is a centralized records management system; the main disasters that the registry records are prone to include fire, explosions, and terrorist attacks. The study discovered that the registry has security measures; the registry has a high staffing level of clerks and untrained staffs; and does not have a disaster management plan; the storage area for records is not ideal and adequate; the registry is not properly positioned for future expansion; the government role is to allocate adequate and provide resources to facilitate the management of a disaster occurrence; the registry faces challenges due to the lack of finance to prevent a disaster or minimize damages to the records should a disaster occur. The absence of a disaster management policy for records is a major challenge as the registry cannot guarantee accessibility and usability of the records it houses in the event of a disaster. The study recommended the development of a disaster management program; risk assessments to be conducted to determine a disaster occurrence, frequency and possible impact on records; disaster occurrence drills should be conducted regularly for the registry to enhance the registry ability to manage disasters; Kenya Airports Authority should establish a disaster management committee for the records registry whose mandate would be to develop and guide the implementation of disaster management program; the registry should identify and list their vital records, so that they can be given first priority of protection in terms of storage and usage in a disaster occurrence. en_US
dc.title Disaster management program for records at Kenya airport authority (KAA) Nairobi en_US

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