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Did you know that independent research commissioned by the
British Insurance Brokers Association has revealed that 45% of
businesses have no, or at very best, rough plans to deal with the
effects of flood or storm damage? This is despite the £3billion of
flood claims from 2007 and that 80% of businesses affected by a
major incident close down within 18 months. (Source
The Central London Resilience Forum partners have worked
together to produce the
Community Risk Register. A copy of which can be downloaded
here. These are the typical Business Continuity risks we think you
This could be for a number of reasons, including Pandemic Flu,
severe weather, industrial accidents or transport accidents.
Loss of utilities can occur for many reasons, including severe
weather, loss of critical infrastructure or industrial
Transport can be affected by many things, including severe
weather, fuel shortages, transport accidents or even Pandemic
Denial of access to a site or geographical location.
It could be that you are unable to get into your building
because of a fire or flood within the building. It may, however, be
because of external influences such as external flooding, or severe
Any loss of IT systems could be within your own building, but it
may also be caused by loss of power, industrial accidents or even
severe weather causing power blackouts.
This could be because your suppliers have encountered a problem
and they do not have a business continuity plan. It could also be a
problem in delivered caused by fuel shortages, reduction in their
staff, severe weather or even transport accidents.
With the changes in our climate we could be facing more severe
winters or even flooding.
More information of the risks mentioned above can be found on
Risk Register page.