Infectious Disease & Pandemic Advice

Business Continuity Plans should be living documents that are updated as new risks and issues arise. Government and business need to be ever aware of changes and how they may affect their response to a disruptive event. Currently the medical profession is telling us that it is only a matter of time before we experience a global Infectious Disease/Pandemic. Business and Government need to work now to prepare to protect their employees and continue to offer essential services.

10 Steps you can take to prepare for a Global Infectious Disease/Pandemic

  1. Conduct a risk assessment
  2. Analyze business impacts & prioritize the business
  3. Set guiding principles for the plan
  4. Understand local government plans
  5. Review HR related policies & procedures
  6. Review health & safety procedures
  7. Increase hygiene awareness at the workplace
  8. Prepare a comprehensive business continuity plan
  9. Test your business continuity plan
  10. Communicate with your employees regularly, and…


“HZX Business Continuity Plan consultants (Diana Mann & Fred Spitzig) proved themselves to be valued partners with extensive knowledge in a broad range of topics and tools, designed to help us prepare for the unexpected and be adequately equipped to deal with potential threats to our company. The result = the completion of a very comprehensive Business Continuity Plan for our organization.”

Yvette MelocheHuman Resources Project Manager, Green Shield Canada (GSC)