The Definitive List of Exercise Scenarios

29 SEPTEMBER 2011 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

A few months ago, PlanB Consulting put a post on Linkedin BCMIX Group asking readers to help compile a list of potential or real event disaster scenarios. The response was overwhelming with ninety nine people updating the list with a  wide variety of examples including some real and current events.The definitive list illustrates the number of potential threa...

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The next incident is always the one we haven't thought of .......

23 SEPTEMBER 2011 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

"The next incident is always the one we haven't thought of...' I use this phrase during all my training and time and time again it proves to be true;  ash cloud, fuel crisis etc. Who would have thought that there would be rioting on the streets of United Kingdom. Dare I say this is the sort of thing we  see on the news which other nations do rather than the ...

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Counting the costs of the riots

23 SEPTEMBER 2011 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

I saw this headline on the online version of The Telegraph today (24th August) “UK retailers lost 30,000 trading hours due to riots” which they say equates to upwards of 1,250 trading days lost. When we are carrying out the business impact analysis stage of the business continuity lifecycle we are always trying to find calculations of how to estimate how muc...

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Welsh Miners

23 SEPTEMBER 2011 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

Last week when I heard of the four miners trapped in the Gleision Colliery mine in Wales, I was relaxed about the event; ever since the rescue of the Chilean Miners it seems that miners don’t die in accidents, they can be saved and I waited for the good news story.As we know the good news story never came, and I heard that all four miner had been killed in...

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PlanB Annual Charity Cricket Match 2011

20 SEPTEMBER 2011 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

The PlanB Consulting annual cricket match took place on 18th June at Birkmyre Park in Kilmacolm and, as expected, it was a great success. Unfortunately this year only three teams turned-out to play - The Birkmyre Bears, PlanB Consulting and Clan Murphy. Despite battling the horrible Scottish weather, it was a great day. The Birkmyre Bears, again, emerged vic...

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PlanB wins Highly Commended at EPS Awards

20 SEPTEMBER 2011 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

The Emergency Planning Society (EPS) award ceremony was held on 5th July at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and was hosted by the Scottish actor, David Hayman. It was an excellent evening with over 270 guests in attendance.PlanB Consulting and Shetland Islands Council received the Highly Commended award for Emergency Planning Initiative of the Year.Charlie and Kim ar...

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PlanB Consulting Shortlisted for ROCCO Award

20 SEPTEMBER 2011 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

PlanB Consulting has been shortlisted for the prestigious ROCCO Award for Most Promising New Business. The Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards (ROCCO) will be held on 11th November in the Normandy Hotel and will be hosted by Fred MacAulay....

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Loggist Training

05 SEPTEMBER 2011 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

Two years after an incident you could find yourself in court having to justify you actions, communications and decisions. Can you remember, all that time ago, why you made a decision and what information you had at the time?To ensure you are personally protected and that your organisation is protected, personal logging of all information during an incident i...

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