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Rhinos and Risk Assessments: Adjusting risk Assessment Methodologies to Account for ‘Unforeseeable’ Events
By Dr. Jo Robertson
It is wrong to describe the COVID-19 pandemic as a "black swan" (i.e. a catastrophic event that no one saw coming). Far more apt would be to call it a ‘grey rhino’…
FREE emergency evacuation plan template for your business
This is one of the many templates, tools and resources included with the book Emergency Evacuation Planning for Your Workplace: From Chaos to Life-Saving Solutions, by Jim Burtles, KLJ, MMLJ, FBCI.
This is your starting point for you to build your emergency evacuation plan for your people and…
Preparation for Protest
Charlie Maclean-Bristol discusses how to prepare your company against protesters, taking into consideration the safety of your staff protesters and your company's reputation.
With the Extinction Rebellion in London last week and the COP26 Conference of the Parties happening in Glasgow in 6 weeks, I thought it might be a good time…
Charlie Maclean-Bristol, FBCI, FEPS, discusses the devastating events unfolding in Afghanistan 2021 and what we need to learn from this as business continuity professionals
I have been watching the events unfold in Afghanistan over the last couple of weeks with the Taliban taking over the country, the air evacuation taking place and yesterday, the two…
FREE emergency evacuation plan outline for you and your business needs
It is one of the many templates, tools and resources included with the book Emergency Evacuation Planning for Your Workplace: From Chaos to Life-Saving Solutions, by Jim Burtles, KLJ, MMLJ, FBCI.
This is your starting point for you to build your emergency evacuation plan for…
The Importance of Incident Response Training for First Responders
Charlie Maclean-Bristol, FBCI FEPS discusses why incident responders are important to have within your company and the benefits of training them to a high standard
This week, I traveled down to the Midlands for my first onsite visit in 16 months. I have been preparing a…
Hypercomplexity: Which Incidents Should We Be Preparing For?
Charlie Maclean-Bristol, FBCI, FEPS discusses the idea of a hypercomplex world and preparing for different scenarios in it.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a bulletin on scenario planning and how under the new requirement of Operational Resilience for FCA and PRA, regulated organisations now have a…
Our friends at Continuity Insights have announced the launch a new educational program, Personal Security in Challenging Times, a short video series for personal and family safety against potential violent situations. The premier episode – Key Concepts: Recognizing and Responding to Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violence (REMV) – launched. [Watch]
Personal Security in Challenging Times is…
Charlie Maclean-Bristol looks at the risk of a cyber-attack and the importance of reviewing your vulnerability to water, wastewater and electricity loss.
Invention Identifies Lost 911 Callers
It’s a nightmare for emergency managers: Who is dialing 911 but not getting through? Dallas-based FailSafe Communications believes it has the answer with an invention that identifies lost 911 callers. It has licensed a technology that uses Signaling System 7 (SS7) to identify blocked callers when all circuits to 911…