When agreeing the scope of the plan you need to decide which departments or

When agreeing the scope of the plan you need to

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When agreeing the scope of the plan, you need to decide which departments or sites will be covered. You need to ensure the right level of detail is captured in the rest of the plan to make sure it works for you in the event of an incident – often a high level strategic plan will not provide the right level of operational detail required. When documenting details of any coordinated plans with partners or suppliers, examples may include Service Level Agreements, any joint response arrangements, reciprocal agreements etc. 1 An event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare, the environment, or war or terrorism which threatens serious damage to the security of the UK. Civil Contingencies Act 2004
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When providing details of any documented procedures that support the operation of this plan, examples may include reference to any out of hours rota’s in place to provide an out of hour’s service response or you may wish to refer to specific response plans for certain known scenario’s, such as a specific snow plan. 1.3 Plan Activation The template provides examples of where continuity arrangements will need to be activated, but this is not an exhaustive list. Essentially this plan should provide you with an ‘all hazards’ approach by focussing on continuity strategies to manage the impact of an incident not the cause – these are usually categorised as a loss or shortage of key staff or skills, a loss or denial of access to premises, a loss of technology or data, or a loss of key suppliers, partners or third parties. Although the actual response actions will vary depending on the type, duration and impact of an incident, the management structures, reporting lines and overarching principles that support a response will be the same. In an incident, effective communication is vital to ensure all relevant parties are kept informed and engaged – this section of the plan requires a phased response in notifying the appropriate people, both internally and externally depending on the extent and nature of the incident and what type of response is required. The plan activation process flow chart should provide the relevant Incident Manager with a series of guidance information to help determine what kind of response is required – this may require the activation of pre-planned alternative ways of working, or may need an alternative approach not considered before. 2.0 Incident Management Business Continuity planning includes an ‘incident management phase’; this is your initial response to a critical incident, emergency or disruption. This section of your Business Continuity Plan should be worked through as a checklist. The primary purpose of this part of the plan is to protect the safety and welfare of pupils, staff, visitors and the public – this is normally in response to ‘no notice’ incidents such as a fire or other emergency situation and will require urgent communication with all your key stakeholders. This phase of your response may also involve taking steps to protect your vital assets e.g. equipment and data (if possible under the
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