Emergencies within local and national areas
In the case of an emergency within the local or national areas there are various strategies and plans in place to help both residents and business prepare, endure and recover.
Local authorities must have adequate measures in place to maintain the essential services that they provide during a significant disruption to normal working. This should focus on the management of, and subsequent recovery from, any negative effects that the disruption brings. By having plans and processes in place, it increases the resilience of the organisation. This process of increasing resilience is known as Business Continuity Management (BCM).
BCM is a management led process that helps identify and prepare for potential disruptions to the smooth running of the organisation. The short-term objective of BCM is to ensure that during disruption at least critical services may continue uninterrupted.
The long-term objective of BCM is to ensure that the organisation can reduce the probability of a disruption occurring, and if a disruption happens, then normal services can resume as quickly as possible.
For further information on business continuity and how you can use it to protect your business, you can visit the business continuity planning page on Lincolnshire County Council's website.