Tag Archive: emergency response

What if you can’t get to the office?

Make sure you start to implement your plans before it goes wrong As we move into the winter here in the UK, we stand a reasonable chance of having a few days, at least, where normal business operation is likely to be difficult, if not impossible, because of snow or ice. The question is: how…

Business Continuity mustn’t depend on technology

The recent extended outage of RIM’s BBM Instant Messaging service and its email service has highlighted the need for organisations to avoid putting all their eggs in one basket. A lot of companies have built the use of BBM into their Emergency Response Plans as a key part of their Business Continuity planning. Typically, BBM…

Tip – Don’t squander your Golden Hour

Know what to do when it all goes wrong, and prove it! Talk to medical professionals and they will tell you about the Golden Hour: those precious 60 minutes following a disaster that determine the final outcome of the incident. The same is true of the immediate aftermath of your own personal disaster. Knowing what…

Tip – Prepare a Emergency Communications Plan

Keep people in the loop so they know what’s going on and prevent disinformation This is the first in a series of tips covering items you should ensure you have to hand for use in an emergency. To be sure you don’t miss future tips and other posts on this blog, why not sign up…

How do you measure up against my mum?

Grab Bags are just as much use in the home as in the business This post was prompted by a conversation I had yesterday with my mother. She was telling me, and showing me, her grab bag: containing her and my father’s passports, driving licences, insurance policies, copies of their wills etc. Now I know…