Stuart Young . Business continuitY. Mission. To initiate, implement and embed Business Continuity Management (BCM) throughout KCC and then to promote Business Continuity planning by District Councils and industry in Kent, such that the resilience of the County is increased.
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To initiate, implement and embed
Business Continuity Management (BCM) throughout KCC and then to promote Business Continuity planning by District Councils and industry in Kent, such that the resilience of the County is increased.
Civil Contingencies Act (2004)
John Adams's "risk thermostat"
Profile of crisis-prepared organisations
Few crises are prepared for
Plans are either non-existent or fragmented
5 or more crises are prepared for with integration amongst the crisis plans and they are integrated with business plans
Organisational structure is inflexible
Organisational structure is flexible and adaptive
Organisation is high in its use of rationalisations
Organisation is low in its use of rationalisations
LowCrisis-prone vs. Crisis-prepared organisations
(Source: Mitroff et al., 1989:278)
Reason’s ‘Resident Pathogens and Swiss Cheese’ model ( 1990)
The launch of Challenger on Tuesday 28th January 1986 was the 25th shuttle flight in 5 years and the 10th by Challenger.
It was the 2nd of 16 flights planned by NASA for 1986
The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
‘The Old Grey Lady’ 1st February 2003
Stage I:Notionally normal starting points.
Initial culturally accepted beliefs about the world and its hazards
Associated precautionary norms set out in laws, codes of practice, mores and folkways
Stage II:‘Incubation Period’
The accumulation of an unnoticed set of events which are at odds with the accepted beliefs about hazards and the norms for their avoidance.
‘Failure of Foresight’
THE GREAT TRAIN RACE - SALISBURY 1906
800 French troops killed
Modane, France (1917)
TEXAS CITY ”GRAND CAMP” explosion 1947
CONCORDE PARIS - 25th July 2000
Don’t Wait until it’s too late
Class On BoardWomen & Children Men Total
1st 337 94% 31% 60%
2nd 285 81% 10% 44%
3rd 721 47% 14% 25%
Crew 885 87% 22% 24%
"When anyone asks me how I can best describe my experience in
nearly forty years at sea, I merely say, uneventful.
Of course there have been winter gales, and storms and fog and the like.
But in all my experience, I have never been in any accident …..
or any sort worth speaking about.
I have seen but one vessel in distress in all my years at sea.
I never saw a wreck and never have been wrecked nor was I ever in any predicament that threatened to end in disaster of any sort.”
Edward J. Smith, 1907Captain, RMS Titanic
Captain Smith was planning to retire after the maiden voyage of Titanic
Survivors: 705Perished: 1523
L ISBON 1755
San Francisco 1989
Civil Contingencies ACT (CCA) 2004
“Local authorities to provide advice
and assistance to commercial activities
and voluntary groups”
Civil Contingencies Act 2004
a BCM Response
British Standard BS 25999
BS 25999 – part 1
Code of practice
BS 25999 – part 2
Will the business survive ?