Resilience - The difference between it and Business Continuity

24 DECEMBER 2015 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

This week saw the Commons vote by a large majority for British forces to start bombing Syria. Watching the news we didn’t have to wait very long before we heard that the bombing had started. As the coalition has been bombing ISIS for several months now, I am not sure how our contribution is going to make a huge military difference, other than being sy...

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Incident Management in Schools

24 DECEMBER 2015 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

In November PlanB Consulting was asked to facilitate (Head Teachers are the experts on this!) a workshop by a local authority to ensure that their schools were prepared for a major incident in a School. This was in light of the stabbing and death of a pupil at Cults Academy in Aberdeen in October 2015. The workshop involved 18 Head Teachers as well as repres...

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Why you need a notification system......

24 DECEMBER 2015 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

When I was the Business Continuity Manager at Scottish Power one of my roles was to ensure that I could contact staff in an emergency. This would typically be to either call out members of the incident teams, to tell staff to go to their work area recovery location, or to tell them to stay at home. To practice this I invented an exercise called the Bronze Re...

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Feedback from a recent exercise!

15 DECEMBER 2015 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

Feedback from a recent exercise! "Wanted to say a big thank you to both for the great work you did on the Exco exercise- it was really good". ...

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Loss of Telecoms: their unexpected impact

11 DECEMBER 2015 | POSTED BY MILENA KULA

Armageddon averted - the unexpected impact from loss of telecoms As we have seen from photographs there has been another huge rainstorm and more flooding in the Carlisle area. Invariably there will be some lessons learned which we can share from this, however I am not sure what else we can say in this blog about flooding. It is interesting, after the recen...

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