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Are you ready for a national flu pandemic? A business continuity exercise

  • Type HQN Event
  • Venue Birmingham
  • Start 11 Mar 2020 10:00
  • End 11 Mar 2020 16:00


Are you ready for a national flu pandemic? A business continuity exercise

A century ago, a flu pandemic killed 50 million people and now the Coronavirus has broken out in China.  How would your business cope if it reaches the UK?

With flu cases on the rise and the NHS once again feeling the strain this winter, it has never been more important for organisations to prepare for a national pandemic and ensure their business continuity plans are as robust as possible. But how do you bring this to life?

HQN is teaming up with specialist business continuity experts Commercial Initiatives Ltd to provide practical, interactive advice designed to help you deliver a better programme for your staff, residents and other stakeholders.

The day will highlight the critical role of the Business Impact Analysis (BIA), de-mystifying its purpose and content and explaining how it underpins all resilience plans.

The day includes an exercise based on a multi-agency response to a national flu pandemic, which will be fully immersive and packed with ideas to re-invigorate your efforts to embed business resilience within your own organisation.

The day will focus on:

  • The Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) practical and easy-to-follow Good Practice Guidelines 2018
  • Why it is vital to conduct a Business Impact Analysis
  • A practical mini exercise with a national flu pandemic as the scenario.

Who should attend?

People with responsibility for:

  • Business continuity
  • Disaster recovery
  • Crisis management
  • Health and safety professionals
  • Board members
  • Chief executives
  • Directors
  • Facilities managers
  • Asset managers.

About Commercial Initiatives

Commercial Initiatives has developed functional Business Continuity Management Systems for housing associations and other sectors for over 18 years. It brings together experts in the fields of incident management, disaster recovery, crisis communications and information security.

This course is also being run in London.

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Delegate fees:
Full price: £299.00 *
Members of any HQN network: £219.00 *

Early bird non members only£269.00 *

Early bird pricing ends on 14 February 2020. 

* Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.

Registration will start 30 minutes before the first session and refreshments will be available.



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