PROSECURE™ Crisis Management team has international experience in planning, testing, and updating Crisis Management and Business Continuity Plans at major projects following local country regulations, the UK, US, and ISO industrial standards. Crisis management aims to be well prepared for a crisis, ensure a rapid and adequate response to the crisis, maintaining clear lines of roles/responsibilities, reporting, and communication in the event of an emergency and agreeing with rules for crisis termination.
Crisis Management is the process by which an organization deals with a major event that threatens to harm the organization, 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 emergency, the team members will act more quickly and effectively.
Contingency Planning is a set of planning, preparatory, and related activities that are intended to ensure that an organization’s critical business functions will either continue to operate despite severe crisis or will be recovered to an operational state within a reasonably short period. Contingency Planning can help minimize the disruption when a disaster undoubtedly causes significant confusion 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 Contingency Plan if 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.