Olympic Continuity Plan
Preparing for London 2012
Ensuring Business Continuity
From the Olympic Games opening ceremony on 27 July 2012 to the closing ceremony for the Paralympic games on 9 September 2012, the world’s largest sporting event is set to attract over 14,000 athletes, 10 million spectators and a global audience of around 4 billion.
As the nation becomes gripped with Olympic fever, it is our main aim to ensure all our customers receive seamless continuity of service throughout. Over a year ago, we set up an expert team to co-ordinate planning, keep abreast of Olympic and Paralympic developments, monitor news, and identify situations that could result in disruption to our services. Read our full Olympics Continuity Statement
Assessment of the business risks
We have analysed the impact the Games will have on Strand, and the services we deliver to our clients. Our primary aim is to ensure continuity of service and minimise disruption to our customer base. We will work closely with our clients to mitigate their risk exposure during the ‘Games period’ and provide assistance to enable staff and clients to understand and meet the challenges placed on them.
The priority for Strand is to ensure our infrastructure, staffing and supplies are resilient to the challenges the games will place upon us. We are a people business, and our 107 year history of dealing with major events has taught us the value of clear communication, ensuring our people are part of an inclusive programme. Working closely with staff across all business levels has helped us develop agreements on leave, shift changes, and changes to the normal work activities of our employees.
We understand that the most important questions for you are:
•“Are you going to get staff in place on time?”
•“Will there be adequate supplies of materials and equipment?”
•“Will sub contractors be sufficiently flexible and prepared for my business needs?"
All customer sites are different, some will require an increased service, whilst others may wish to vary the service requirement. In all cases we can only prepare with the active involvement of our customers. Our local management teams will liaise closely with you and keep you updated on our progress. They will continue to work closely with you to ensure our plans dovetail smoothly into your own.
Detailed plans will be discussed on an individual basis and we will continue to communicate with you throughout 2012. For more information please contact email@example.com
Getting around London
Please find below websites that will assist you to plan your journeys through the public transport infrastructure as well as give you sound advice on how to meet the challenges of navigating London during what is a very exciting period for the UK: