Salisbury, United Kingdom, September 27, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Steelhenge Consulting, a leading business continuity management and pandemic planning consultancy, has produced a free pandemic information pack, designed to help organisations manage the so called ‘swine flu' pandemic. The pack contains a comprehensive slide pack of consolidated information on the H1N1 virus that businesses can use to ensure all staff are well informed, a flu pandemic planning checklist of ten critical actions that can help all businesses be more resilient during a pandemic and a generic staff awareness sheet in the form of a 'Swine Flu' flyer, that can be customised for internal use. To obtain this pack, organisations simply need to contact Steelhenge. For more information, visit www.steelhenge.co.uk or call 0845 094 2117.
Although there remains uncertainty about how the pandemic will evolve, a second wave is still predicted as people return from summer holidays and children return to school, allowing the transmission of the virus "The UK's recently updated pandemic planning assumptions on absence from work remain unchanged so we felt that this was a good time to release the information pack as some straightforward steps taken now will help avoid issues later," explained Isobel Nicholas, Director of Marketing and Communications for Steelhenge.
The pandemic pack draws upon information released by the UK government designed to help businesses plan for the impact of pandemic flu. "As the data contained in the slides is based on UK government pandemic planning assumptions, our pandemic pack is naturally geared towards the situation in the UK," commented Isobel. "However, there is a great deal of information that would be useful to businesses and organisations regardless of location. Any organisation that takes the threat of the influenza and the potential impact of staff absenteeism seriously and plans accordingly, should not only maintain their services in the event of the worst case pandemic scenario, but will also be more resilient once it's over. The time spent planning will not be wasted and the pandemic planning pack will definitely help in that process."
Steelhenge Consulting provides end to end business continuity, crisis management and emergency planning services to a broad range of corporate clients internationally, as well as to UK Government Departments, local authorities, the European Commission and NGOs. Steelhenge also delivers specialist services in energy resilience, utility resilience, ICT continuity management and pandemic planning. Steelhenge has particular expertise in the preparation of people to perform effectively in implementing business continuity and recovery plans, and in communicating both internally and externally with stakeholders during crisis.
Established in 2004, with offices in London and Salisbury, Steelhenge is the UK's leader in the delivery of bespoke training and exercises for staff at all levels from the strategic through the tactical to the operational. Steelhenge's consultants have been recruited from a broad range of sectors in order to create a depth of expertise and knowledge across the resilience landscape. All senior staff have operational experience of crises, incidents, emergencies or disasters, enabling them to deliver pragmatic solutions based on real-life experience.