Business continuity plan

Business continuity plan

DATE CREATED:November 2016
DATE REVIEWED:November 2018
DATE OF NEXT REVIEW:November 2019

Alert Training UK Ltd (hereafter referred to as “the company”) is committed to ensuring the highest level of education and development for all of its learners. This is particularly important during times of disruption which can be caused by a variety of different scenarios. As Managing Director, supported by the dedicated team, I will be responsible for the coherence and effectiveness of the company’s emergency and business continuity planning arrangements. This includes ensuring that the company is fully prepared to cope with any incident that may arise and providing a continued education and place of safety for the staff and learners. This Emergency and Business Continuity Plan will enable Alert Training UK to fulfil its obligations to:
Protect the vulnerable, including learners and staff
Support the work of the Emergency Services
Maintain business continuity when faced with any disruptive challenge We will achieve this through:
Effective planning and preparation
Establishing roles, responsibilities and a leadership structure
Working towards a confident and controlled incident response and recovery
Tailoring this plan to meet the company’s specific needs We recognise that it is the responsibility of every member of staff and school personnel to be familiar with the plan and its contents. This plan will be regularly reviewed and kept up to date in order to fulfil the above obligations to a high standard.

Protect the vulnerable, including pupils and staff

Alert Training UK Ltd will keep its policy and procedures on children and vulnerable adult protection under review to take account of any new Government legislation, regulations or best practice documents to ensure that staff are kept fully up to date with their responsibilities and duties with regard to the safety and well-being of vulnerable adults. Within Alert Training UK Ltd, any student or member of staff (Child or Adult) in danger of radicalisation or demonstrating extremist tendencies is deemed to be vulnerable and appropriate support under the PREVENT strategy or through CHANNEL will be sought.
See Safeguarding & Prevent Policy /Safer Recruitment Policy

Support the work of the Emergency Services

Alert Training UK Ltd recognises the need to support the work of the Emergency Services, especially during times of disruption. The director and staff acknowledge their responsibility for providing a safe working environment and effective procedures for ensuring the safety of staff and learners, building and equipment maintenance, access and egress in an emergency and liaising with the emergency services. In an evacuation, staff will congregate with learners and visitors in the pedestrian area across the road as this provides the safest area for congregation. The staff member or director will ensure that the emergency services have been called and present themselves to them to support their enquiries.

Maintain business continuity when faced with any disruptive challenge We will achieve this through:
Effective planning and preparation
Alert Training UK Is fortunate in as much as it does not rely on the premises to be able to trade, as much of its delivery is conducted off site. With good local links the company already has access to a range of training venues. As part of the company’s resilience planning it has business interruption insurance in order to safeguard itself from times of disruption. Working files are located electronically to minimise the requirement for physical files enabling continuity and available records in order to deliver effective services.
Establishing roles, responsibilities and a leadership structure
The manging director Damon Saddler takes overall responsibility for management and coordination of delivery of the continuity plan, supported by Sarah Gerken who manages the delivery and staff support, Gill Boxall who manages compliance and data processing and the delivery team who will provide stability for the learners.
See Organisational Flow Chart
Working towards a confident and controlled incident response and recovery
The review of our policies and procedures provides us with an opportunity to develop confidence in our ability to respond in a timely and effective manner, to minimise disruption, maintain delivery and coordinate effective recovery from disruption. Regular training in key subjects such as Safeguarding helps to ensure that staff awareness is maintained, and responsiveness is effective.

Tailoring this plan to meet the company’s specific needs.
We recognise that it is the responsibility of every member of staff to be familiar with the plan and its contents. This plan will be regularly reviewed and kept up to date in order to fulfil the above obligations to a high standard.

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