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Posted 08 October 2021 - 08:38 PM

Is it mandatory to have a real incident or just a  made up one is okay? can you pleas help me with examples? I have already presented the pandemic last year but cannot think of anything for this year.


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Posted 08 October 2021 - 08:53 PM

In my experience with SQF a made up one is absolutely ok as long as it's something that could potentially happen to your facility in reality (i.e. don't pick an ice storm if you're located in Death Valley, CA)  With the prevalence of cyber attacks in the news, we used a cyber attack for our crisis management exercise this year.  You can use common weather occurrences/power outages from your area, water quality issues, breaks in crucial supply chains, etc.  Good luck!

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Posted 11 October 2021 - 04:05 AM

Just making an assumption on the crisis that might happened is ok. So you can get yourself prepared when there's a crisis. 


The CoVid pandemic like you mentioned is one of it. You may also add on to other possible contaminable diseases that might happened in the future. 


Other ideas are such as electricity shortage (like what is happening now), internet disruption (if your factory is using the Internet of Things to monitor all machines), fire and etc. 



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Posted 11 October 2021 - 04:19 AM

Years back I consulted with a honey company whose building was the tallest one in town at 100 feet. It also just happened to be in the flight path of a local airport.

When I went in my first day I was reviewing their plan and seeing the entry about the potential for a plane hitting the building... I said well gee I guess thats not going to happen... but we went ahead and modified the plan...

6 months later a small cessna plane had lost its instuments while on approach to the runway and the pilot dipped too low... slamming in fog into the side of the building.

The plane and 3 people aboard were destroyed and the building sustainef amost a million in damamge - fortunite that it happened on a sunday when the business was closed.

They used the plan we modified to handle the aftermath.

Look for some situations that could possibily happen even if remote and go with that.

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