Brian Brookes, our in house Risk Manager, has prepared his Top Ten Tips for successful Business Continuity Planning, whatever your business or sector.
Call the Fire Service. Not as daft as it sounds. Don’t leave it to others to call them. The Fire Service would prefer 3 calls about the same incident rather than none. Also don’t rely on your alarm triggering the services of the Fire Service as most Fire Services now require visual confirmation of a fire before attending.
Make sure that the site is cordoned off. Take photographs of the site of the incident or a video recording. Ascertain whether there were any witnesses and arrange for statements to be taken from them. If equipment was involved ensure that that equipment is secured and not disposed of.