Emergency Planning & Business Continuity

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An essential service for keeping you safe and in business in an emergency.

80% of businesses affected by a major incident either never re-open or close within 18 months (AXA, 2006)

What is emergency planning/business continuity?

It is the formal process for ensuring that you have plans in place to deal with a disruption (fire, flood, loss of supplier etc.) affecting your business and/or premises.

Emergency planning helps you deal with the initial stages of any disruption, the emergency phase. How do you evacuate your building, where do you go, who do you call if a disruption occurs out of normal hours?

Business continuity is the planning that will help you keep your business going with as little interruption as possible if the worst happens.

Could this happen to you?

Imagine this scenario: It is 3am, you receive a call from the fire service. As a key holder for your company you have been informed of a major fire at your premises.The building is a total loss and you have staff turning up for work at 6am.

  • What do you do?
  • How do you contact your staff?
  • How do fulfil your customer orders?
  • How do you keep your business going without your premises?

If you do not have the answers to any of the above we could help you deal effectively and efficiently with this type of incident.

How can NCEC help you?

We can help you ensure compliance with the British Standard for business continuity (BS25999) and also work to best practice in emergency planning. We can assist in a number of different ways:

  • Plan writing.
  • Reviewing your existing plans against BS25999 and Best Practice.
  • Guidance on implementing a business continuity process.
  • Facilitating exercies and training.
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment.
  • COMAH consultancy.

Key Benefits

  • Protect your reputation.
  • Reduce costly downtime.
  • Clear actions in case of emergency.
  • May reduce insurance premiums (BSI 2011).
  • Customer confidence increased.
  • Protect your staff and your data.
  • Manage and reduce risk.

Contact us for further information.