Pandemic Preparedness and Business Continuity Training Course

This one-day course will teach you how to plan for pandemic-specific impacts to your organization, as well as how to use that information to build a business continuity plan (BCP) capable of handling any type of major business disruption. This course highlights administrative tools and other resources available to support the planning process.

Who is this course for?

Anyone involved in providing critical services with the interest or responsibility of formulating recovery arrangements following product or service disruption.

Anyone with people in their organization.

By the end of the course you will have the knowledge to:

  • Interpret the key concepts and guidance contained in ISO/TS 22318:2015
  • Identify and describe the supply chains upon which your organization depends
  • Recognize the key terms applicable to supply chain continuity management and their meanings
  • Identify the benefits of supply chain continuity management (SCCM)
  • Prioritize key risk response strategies
  • Recognize the key elements in supply chain disruption management
  • Recognize the components and outcomes of a SCCM performance evaluation programme

You will have the skills to:

  • Visualize and describe a variety of supply chains
  • Analyze your supply chains and conduct an operational disruption risk assessment
  • Identify SCCM strategies and select solutions to their implementation
  • Develop contract documentation to help optimize suppliers’ continuity capabilities
  • Identify the key elements in supplier continuity capability
  • Develop a SCCM performance evaluation and assurance programme

What are the benefits?

On completion of this training, you’ll be able to:

  • Discuss organizational context, issues, risks and opportunities arising from a pandemic
  • Demonstrate awareness of the impact of supply chain disruptions from a business continuity perspective and potential risk assessment
  • Explain how to plan for pandemic-specific impacts to your organization and build an appropriate business continuity plan (BCP)
  • Identify how hazards arising from disease or other business disruption can be included in a business impact analysis (BIA) and risk assessment
  • Review ISO 22301 and supporting standards can serve as the framework for a BCP and pandemic preparedness
  • Review how an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system and/or ISO 45001 requirements and supporting standards can serve to mitigate employee, contractor/vendor and visitor risk during a pandemic