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Planning for Business Continuity First National Course on Public Health Emergency Management 12 – 23 March 2011. Muscat, Oman.

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1 Planning for Business Continuity First National Course on Public Health Emergency Management 12 – 23 March Muscat, Oman

2 Learning Objectives: First National Course on Public Health Emergency Management 12 – 23 March Muscat, Oman

3 Scenario: Flood affecting the MOH Regional Office First National Course on Public Health Emergency Management 12 – 23 March Muscat, Oman

4 First National Course on Public Health Emergency Management 12 – 23 March Muscat, Oman Business Continuity Planning 1.Know your business i.Impacts on the Critical functions /Activities Manpower Finances Machines Management ii.Impacts on services Workload Income How critical the function is to other functions

5 First National Course on Public Health Emergency Management 12 – 23 March Muscat, Oman Business Continuity Planning Impacts on services according to disaster timeline First 24 hours o Brown out so stop operations 24 – 48 hours o Impassable roads so no staff/reliever after one week o No food to eat (Still closed business establishment ) after two weeks o No salary (Closed Finance Office)

6 First National Course on Public Health Emergency Management 12 – 23 March Muscat, Oman Business Continuity Planning iii.Impacts on number of staff a.Number of staff Need for all staff to be present in times of emergency Early warning, alert and response system Number of staff needed according to timeline b.Relocation Could this function carried out anywhere else?

7 First National Course on Public Health Emergency Management 12 – 23 March Muscat, Oman c.Resources required For each timeline list what resources required o Computers o Vehicles o Equipment (machinery) o Communication d.Data required o Directory with contact details o Services o Financial details o Works in progress

8 First National Course on Public Health Emergency Management 12 – 23 March Muscat, Oman 2.Assess the risks i.Hazard Analysis ii.Risk Analysis List the physical disruption that may be caused List the financial implications of the disruptions List people affected by the disruptions o Staff, Clients, Partners Ex. Flooding o Loss of access and utilities (lifelines) o Water damage to equipment and stocks o Cost of damage o Team working on the ground floor o Customers and suppliers

9 First National Course on Public Health Emergency Management 12 – 23 March Muscat, Oman c.Mitigation in place List what you currently do that prevents or reduces the occurrence of hazard or the exposure of the community from hazard; and the impact of hazard to your business Ex. Flooding o Monitor weather forecast, flood warning d.Mitigation possible List additional actions that can be taken to prevent or reduce likelihood of hazard and the impact of hazard to your business Ex. Flooding o Relocate premises to higher ground o Floodgates/ sandbags ready for use

10 First National Course on Public Health Emergency Management 12 – 23 March Muscat, Oman Risk Score Matrix Helps identify the higher priority risks for the business Based on score, revisit mitigation currently in place Determine likelihood of hazard occurring (high or low) Determine the impact of hazard on the business Possibility to rate the risk (A, B, C, D) Knowing the highest risks helps decide: o accept the risk – contented to live with it as the cost of implementing risk reduction strategies outweigh the benefits o treat the risk – take steps to reduce impacts or reduce likelihood since the risk is too great for the business

11 First National Course on Public Health Emergency Management 12 – 23 March Muscat, Oman B High Impact Low likelihood A High Impact High Likelihood D Low Impact Low Likelihood C Lo Impact High Likelihood RISK MATRIX Increasing Likelihood Increasing Impact

12 First National Course on Public Health Emergency Management 12 – 23 March Muscat, Oman 3. Formulate the plan – to respond to an emergency Checklist of appropriate actions during emergencies May add arrangements already in place i.Log of actions taken Log all actions taken and decisions made including time for each entry Legal implications ii.Liaise with emergency services Designate Liaison Officer Pass information between emergency services response and internal response team

13 First National Course on Public Health Emergency Management 12 – 23 March Muscat, Oman 3. Formulate the plan – to respond to an emergency iii. Identify any damage ASAP and if safe, do rapid assessment o Injury to staff, contractors, public o Damage to building o Damage to equipment, vehicles, etc o Damage to stocks o Other damages iv.Identify functions disrupted Document functions, areas, services disrupted and extent of disruption

14 First National Course on Public Health Emergency Management 12 – 23 March Muscat, Oman 3. Formulate the plan – to respond to an emergency v.Convene Business Recovery Team Pre-identify within the organization the composition of the team that will manage the response and recovery of the emergency If emergency warrants, you can call them ASAP Available directory for the team members vi.Provide information to staff Risk Communication

15 First National Course on Public Health Emergency Management 12 – 23 March Muscat, Oman Risk Communication: Keep staff informed about the emergency and response actions undertaken o Colleagues who may be injured o What is expected of them today o Should they turn up for work tomorrow o Should there be still job for them after the disaster Remember: Providing information quickly will stop rumours

16 First National Course on Public Health Emergency Management 12 – 23 March Muscat, Oman 4.Decide on Course of Action Decide what you need to do and produce action plan Base it from the critical function priority list and the business impact analysis 5.Communicate decision to staff and business partners 6.Provide information to maintain reputation and business Designate spokesperson to manage the media and to do public information

17 First National Course on Public Health Emergency Management 12 – 23 March Muscat, Oman 7.Arrange Debrief After emergency do debriefing or post-incident evaluation Good practices and lessons learned Revisit and update the plan 8.Test the Plan 9.Disseminate the plan to all concerned

18 First National Course on Public Health Emergency Management 12 – 23 March Muscat, Oman Thank You


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