While much of the activity takes place in London, events happen across the UK, including in Hampden Park, St James Park, Old Trafford, Lee Valley, Coventry, Cardiff, Brands Hatch, and Weymouth.
- Staffing: will transport for staff be affected; will they want to watch the Games; are you keeping an eye on leave requests?
- Internet and home working: can staff work from home; will internet traffic hinder efforts; will ISPs introduce caps during peak times?
- Deliveries: will transport and road disruption prevent deliveries to your buildings, customers or distributors? what workarounds are available?
- Security: might the Games encourage security issues that might affect your staff or business? do you have a plan to manage issues arising?
It’s got a really useful timeline, and a template that can be used to review your continuity plans in light of the Games. It’s definitely worth checking out this free business continuity resource for the Olympic Games period.
There are more tools available of the Olympics though, check out:
- Olympic factsheets for continuity
- travel advice for business,
- action plan template
- maps of affected areas
- sample staff surveys
- templates for communication materials
- useful links
All in all, whether you’re excited about the Games or wishing France had won them, London 2012 has certainly worked hard to provide you with some great resources. Do use them!
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