Emergency communications plans are key for businesses
United Kingdom

The importance for businesses of having an emergency communications plan in place has been highlighted in a newly-published report.

The findings from the Business Continuity Institute research revealed that almost two thirds of companies (62 per cent) across the world who were surveyed and who had an emergency communications plan in place activated it during the last year.

The report also revealed that 14 per cent of respondents to the survey have not yet implemented any kind of emergency communications plan – and that email is the primary means of communication at such times, with 83 per cent saying this method is used.

In conclusion, the report says that management buy-in is critical to a company’s ability to communicate with all staff during an emergency by means of an organised strategy. Training is also a key feature so that all staff know their roles in the plan – or what to expect in the event of it being invoked.