Thursday, 26 May 2016

Fresh disaster management system in place

A housing association with offices close to the scene of one of the terrorist bombs on the London Underground has revamped its disaster management system following its experience last year.

A housing association with offices close to the scene of one of the terrorist bombs on the London Underground has revamped its disaster management system following its experience last year.

 

Origin Group, based in Euston, will introduce a new system to enable all staff to access the group's records from home next month in response to the problems tt encountered on 7 July, when staff were unable to get into the office following the attacks.

 

The new system would also enable the group to remain operational if substantial numbers of staff were affected by bird flu, the landlord said.

 

Mohamed Altaf, ICS manager for the group, said it was critical that housing providers tested their systems regularly so they could continue to deal with tenants' problems in the event of any disaster.

 

He was speaking as a new survey of 1,150 public and private sector managers revealed fewer than half had a business continuity plan in place.

 

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