8 Tips to ChildCare Olympic Contingency
Childcare professionals have raised concerns, what impact could olympics the have on childcare provision? Chief executive of the NDNA said “review and extend (existing) plans to cover the disruption
Ensure Your Biz Fighting Fit for Olympics
1 BUILD ON CURRENT BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANS
Your company should have existing business continuity plans, build on these and see how they can be adapted to meet the impacts of this disruption.
2 STAFF WORKING ARRANGEMENTS
Staff may not be able to get into work as easily as usual, consider flexible working during the Games. Ensure you have identified your critical business processes and minimum staffing levels to maintain these during this period.
3 DEVELOP A COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY
Good communications, both internally and externally, will be essential to minimise the impact of the Olympics on your organisation and allow the wheels to roll on smoothly.
4 REVIEW SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS
Make sure your security procedures are robust and staff is aware of any changes well in advance. Ensure all risk assessments are up to date and that your existing plans for evacuations still work in this unique environment.
5 PROXIMITY TO OLYMPIC VENUE SITES
Is your business is located near to an Olympic venue? Make sure you have arrangements in place should you be unable to gain access to your workplace due to any control measures imposed by the police.
6 VERIFY YOUR SUPPLIER DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS
Who and where are your key suppliers? How they will be operating over the period. Identify potential issues and make alternative arrangements in the event that your suppliers are unable to deliver including factoring in extra time for deliveries.
7 REVIEW YOUR SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS
Are your suppliers contracted to the Olympics? The Games will take priority in terms of service delivery so you may find that any problems you have with IT, telecoms, utilities or facilities, for example, may not be resolved as quickly as usual.
8 NOMINATE AN OLYMPIC UPDATE TEAM/PERSON
Arrange for a team or individual to keep abreast of the Games’ development, monitor news and identify situations that could result in disruption to your business.