Businesses urged to review contingency planning as weather worsens

Jan 08, 2010

Businesses in Northern Ireland that are concerned about the possible impact of the snow and icy weather conditions are being urged to use Invest Northern Ireland’s nibusinessinfo.co.uk website for help and advice on their contingency planning.

As snow and icy roads continue to cause problems for businesses across Northern Ireland, both in terms of transport and damage to premises, people are encouraged to visit the website (www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/businesscontinuity) for advice on crisis management and to find out how to continue their day-to-day business activities despite the bad weather.

Shauna Fenton, head of Invest NI’s nibusinessinfo.co.uk team, says: “The snow and ice has had a huge effect on some businesses, such as preventing people getting to work or stopping essential supplies and produce getting to their destinations. It’s at times like these when the importance of contingency planning really comes to light.

“Businesses that may not have already drawn up contingency plans will find very practical advice on the nibusinessinfo.co.uk website. The crisis management section has interactive tools that will help people assess and minimise the risks to their business caused by natural disasters such as flooding, and the extreme weather conditions we’re experiencing.”

For more information and guidance go to www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/businesscontinuity

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