Risk management: What measures should I be taking to help my business prepare for a possible second wave?

Risk management: What measures should I be taking to help my business prepare for a possible second wave?

 

Numbers of daily infections are rising and businesses are beginning to gather information around how to prepare for a potential second wave scenario. 

To ensure the least disruption and the most positive outcomes for your business, its staff and customers, LexisNexis' experts have compiled a Q&A document answering the tough questions you may have on your mind. 

 

Areas to consider will include:

  • reflecting on what’s worked and what’s not worked so well since the pandemic started
  • updating your pandemic management strategy and plan and ensuring this links seamlessly to your business continuity arrangements
  • refreshing staff communications and training on key topics, such as health and safety, information security and confidentiality
  • revisiting your risk register and ensuring you have carried out (and are addressing issues raised by) relevant risk assessments
  • reviewing your policies and procedures—ensuring they still reflect the way you do things and updating them as required

Topics covered:

  • Pandemic management strategy
  • Required risk assessments
  • Updating policies and procedures
  • Health & safety
  • Homeworking
  • Information security and confidentiality
  • How to communicate with staff

 

Click to read the full legal guidance from our Risk & Compliance experts:

 

LexisNexis' customers - What risk management measures should I be taking now to help my business prepare for a possible coronavirus (COVID-19) second wave?

Non-customers - What risk management measures should I be taking now to help my business prepare for a possible coronavirus (COVID-19) second wave?

 

Further reading

 

Our team have also published an extensive collection of Q&As covering risk and compliance during the pandemic, which may also help your preparations. See the following for more information:

(Non-customers, please sign-up for a free trial to LexisPSL using the trial form below).

 

Should I review my workplace first aid arrangements in the light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

How can I ensure my organisation and staff stay safe while using video-conferencing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

What are the key financial crime-related risk areas for compliance during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and what are the pitfalls to avoid when dealing with those risks?

What cybercrime risks do I need to consider during a pandemic (eg coronavirus (COVID-19))?

What technology risks are associated with temporary homeworking?

 

 

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About the author:

Amy is an established writer and researcher, having contributed to publications, such as The Law Society, LPM, City A.M. and Financial IT. Her role at LexisNexis UK involved leading content and thought leadership, as well as writing research reports, including "The Bellwether Report 2020, Covid-19: The next chapter" and "Are medium-sized firms the change-makers in legal?"