Business continuity planning
While you can do a lot to ensure that nothing goes wrong in your business or organisation, you cannot predict everything. When something does go wrong, you want to be sure that your critical business functions can still be performed to keep your business alive. We can help you to prepare for the unexpected through business continuity planning. Firstly, we will help you to identify your critical functions and processes along with the people and assets that support them. We will then work with you to develop plans to ensure those functions continue no matter what happens to the people and assets that they are dependent upon.
Our broad experience in risk and business management will ensure that plans are appropriate to your specific operating environment, that all relevant stakeholders are effectively engaged and that resources are efficiently allocated to minimise the overall risk to your organisation.
Lupine Consulting can support you in the full range of business continuity planning activities:
- Business continuity policy and framework in line with all relevant standards and Australian government requirements.
- Organisation-wide, and functional business impact analyses.
- Comprehensive contingency plans for the continuation and recovery of critical functions during and after a crisis event
Crisis and emergency management
A range of incidents have probably occurred in your organisation from injuries, fires, acts of vandalism or minor breaches of privacy. These are probably considered business as usual and can usually be dealt with normal operating procedures. However, when things go very wrong you will have a crisis or major emergency. Normal operating procedures cannot help you deal with these situations, so it is critical to ensure that you are prepared to manage them as they develop.
We can help you to prepare for crises and emergencies including developing roles and responsibilities that will be performed during a crisis, identifying appropriate people to be involved in managing a crisis and implementing measures to manage your people during the crisis – keeping in mind that people act very differently in emergencies compared to normal circumstances.
This can include:
- Emergency response plans, integrated with risk assessment and business continuity processes
- Crisis management policy and planning
- Crisis communications
- Crisis exercises and training