10 steps to tabletop exercising success Part 2 of 2

tabletop exercising success

If you missed part 1 of 10 steps to tabletop exercise success, you might want to go back and read that post first, available here. 6) Capture A lot of great information gets shared during a tabletop exercise and you don’t want to miss any of it! Here are 4 VERY simple steps to take: […]

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10 steps to tabletop exercising success Part 1 of 2

tabletop exercising success

Tabletop exercising success.  Whether you’re conducting your first, you conduct them regularly or you’re looking to improve them, there are always steps to take to make your tabletop exercising more successful.  Here are the steps you’ll want to take to make your next tabletop exercise a success. 1) Choose the correct format. There are lots […]

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Being Prepared

Firefighter in wreckage

Think back over the year… Let’s take a quick look at the state of affairs in 2020: Record wildfires through much of the Western US Above average tornado activity Two severe derecho events, one in the Midwest (making the list of billion-dollar events for 2020, second only to Hurricane Laura) Currently tied for most active […]

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Are You Prepared?

Prepare your business

What’s on your list? Think back to the weekend and the list of chores you accomplished. If you’re living anywhere in Canada or the northern United States, these chores likely include things like: putting away lawn furniture, making space in the garage for the car, cleaning out the gutters, closing the pool, raking leaves, and […]

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Lessons To Remember

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You’ve done everything right: You have a plan Your plan is tested and verified You’ve trained your team members Your plan is maintained Disaster strikes!  Now what?  You know you’re prepared, but still there is some nervousness and uncertainty.  You can relax knowing that your business continuity plan is working for you, but it is still essential […]

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10 BCP Mistakes You Really Want to Avoid Part 1 of 2

BCP mistakes

Don’t let these BCP mistakes put your recovery at risk: 1. Managing the wrong risks. You may have heard of the term cognitive bias – the irrational errors that we humans make in our decision-making.  One type of cognitive bias, the availability heuristic, causes us to heavily weigh our judgments toward more recent information.  This […]

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Never, say never… 

Arkema lessons learned

Previously we wrote about the fall-out from the Lac Megantic rail disaster – the deadliest Canadian rail disaster since 1867.  Many lessons were learned from the two-year investigation that followed.  While less catastrophic, the recent post-Hurricane Harvey Arkema plant explosion near Houston, Texas, will also reveal its own take-aways. However, even without results from investigations […]

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4 years later… what we can learn from the Lac Mégantic rail disaster

lac megantic

What can we learn from Lac Mégantic In July of 2013, the deadliest Canadian rail accident since 1867 occurred in Lac Megantic, Quebec.  A series of errors resulted in a train carrying crude oil to roll downhill before derailing in the town of Lac Megantic.  The accident resulted in: 63 derailed rail cars 47 deaths […]

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Are You Acting on Past Lessons?

past lessons

Just last week we posted on this blog about the World Health Organization’s announcement about the end of the H1N1 pandemic…. And now less than a week later, we’re reading about a new possible threat to our health and safety. That’s right, the NDM-1 enzyme which creates an antibiotic bacteria. This superbug can live within bacteria. […]

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