PROSECURE Crisis Management team has international experience on planning, testing and updating Crisis Management and Business Continuity Plans at major projects in accordance to local country regulations, the UK, US and ISO industrial standards. The aim of crisis management is to be well prepared for crisis, ensure a rapid and adequate response to the crisis, maintaining clear lines of roles/responsibilities, reporting and communication in the event of crisis and agreeing rules for crisis termination.
Crisis Managemet is the process by which an organization deals with a major event that threatens to harm the organisation, its reputation, people, assets, stakeholders, or the general public. Testing contingency plans by rehearsing the required actions in a simulation will allow those involved to become more acutely aware of the possibility of a crisis. As a result, and in the event of an actual crisis, the team members will act more quickly and effectively.
Contingency Planning is a set of planning, preparatory and related activities which are intended to ensure that an organization’s critical business functions will either continue to operate despite serious crisis or will be recovered to an operational state within a reasonably short period of time. Contingency Planning can help minimize the disruption when a crisis will undoubtedly cause a significant disruption to an organization.
Contingency Planning must identify the critical functions, processes and assets that are necessary “to keep the business running”. The planning should be conducted in the earliest stages, and is part of a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) phase that will signpost “How much does the organization stand to lose?” Each critical function and or/process must have its own Contingency Plan in the event that one of the functions/processes fails, then the business/organization is still resilient, which in itself provides a mechanism to lessen the possibility of having to invoke recovery plans.