Businesses Are Not Testing Their Emergency Plans

Published on 26 February 2015


Businesses Are Not Testing Their Emergency Plans

Local businesses can test their ability to survive a major fire, power cut or flu pandemic during Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW, 16-20 March) by using free resources from the Bedfordshire and Luton Local Resilience Forum (BLLRF).

If small and medium companies do not test their business continuity plans they cannot be sure they will work when needed.  Only 39% of companies actually test their plans and 50% say they won’t test them in 2015.

Using BLLRFs easy desktop scenarios companies can simulate emergency situations and discover if their plan protects vital assets, enables the business to carry on and whether it might help save money.

During BCAW 2015 companies can download scenarios that could affect them and a series of “injects” to be used to test their reaction to an evolving emergency.

Bedfordshire businesses can also get advice from emergency experts at the Business Expo on 16 April 2015 at Bedford Corn Exchange.

Start planning for emergencies now, visit www.bllrf.org.uk .

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