888 Group Ltd

Business Continuity

Business Continuity

Thinking about security is good for your business, good for your staff and customers ensuring they remain safe, secure and viable. Remember threats can come from external and internal sources. Be ready for challenges to your business planning for the unexpected will speed recovery.

After the Manchester bombing 1996 40% of businesses failed to reopen

What are you going to be faced with?

What is the likelihood of a terrorist attack on your business, the impact would be devastating – but you can minimise the effects and even prevent an incident happening.

What would the impact of a power cut be?

Would a severe cold snap affect your business?

Are they vastly different? Planning for the unexpected will provide all round solutions.

Ask yourself the question – where are my vulnerabilities? Where is the weakness in my supply chain?

FACT: every year, thousands of organisations experience disruption to their

FACT: this takes many forms, from loss of key staff to large scale criminal attack.

FACT: evidence has shown that the share price of businesses with audited business continuity management systems (BCMS) in place recovers faster after disruption than those without.

There are measures you can put in place to protect your business. Whatever your business is here at 888-Group Ltd we can work with you to identify vulnerabilities and provide solutions.

Information is key. Whether to a Business or Private Premises do you know your legal responsibilities under the Data Protection Act? The secure management of information will reassure your current and potential customers.

You cannot predict the exact type of disruption - Bombs, Weather, Influenza, Power cuts, Fire. You can predict the need for Business Continuity.

STOP AND THINK – good security measures do not have to make doing business difficult. There will be measures you can put in place at little or no cost.

Counter Terrorism

Counter Terrorism

Who is watching your premises? Is anyone watching you? There are seven points to look out for:

1. Surveillance
The first sign is someone trying to monitor or record activities. Terrorists will attempt to determine the strengths, weaknesses

2. Elicitation/ Seeking Information
The second sign is the attempt to gain information through inquiries and can be made by mail, fax, telephone, or in person.

3. Tests of Security
Tests of security or probing are techniques terrorists would use to attempt to gather data. How long does it take for security or the police to respond?

4. Acquiring Supplies
It could be the unusual purchasing or storing of fertilizer or harmful chemicals. Terrorists would also find it useful to acquire law enforcement equipment and identification.

5. Suspicious People Who Do Not Belong
It could be someone in a workplace, building, neighbourhood or business establishment who does not fit in because of their demeanour or unusual questions he/she is asking.

6. Dry Run/Trial Run
Before the execution of the final operation or plan, a practice session will be run to work out the flaws and unanticipated problems.

7. Deploying Assets/Getting Into Position
The final sign to look for is someone deploying assets or getting into position.

You may feel terrorism is not going to affect you, hopefully we can all deter terrorism, but by considering the above points, raising staff awareness you are now considering Crime Prevention, which again benefits your business.

888 Group Ltd, 275 Gower Road, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 7AA
Tel: 07969 975888
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