Pandemic & Outbreak control
These are relatively new components to BCM business continuity management but may now be considered as the most essential in terms of need or indeed company survival.
The emergence of anti biotic resistant bacteria and virus such as SARS, H5N1 Bird Flu means that companies can expect dramatic absenteeism rates from such events.
This absenteeism can result from fear or infection of employees or their dependents.
Planning should revolve around the employees and their duties subject to availability or replacement coupled to building or workplace issues.
People should be educated about the risk of disease, methods of infection and control which should revolve around:
· Travel issues
· Working practice
· Social activities
The workplace should be the safest place for human occupancy and can be made a clinically clean environment. Solutions or engineering controls include:
· Sanitation of circulating air
· Active biocide surface coatings
· General air sanitation
The issues involved are complex and we recommend you visit our Pandemic section and our sister web site www.BRADI.org for more information.