Dislocation of Expectation – Commanding a Crisis in Unfamiliar Surroundings
One of the most common aspects of crisis events is ‘denial of access’ to normal workplaces and offices. The best equipped crisis command centres can be rendered useless and ineffective if access is not possible.
The current pandemic has highlighted the need for agility, flexibility and working away from our normal locations, i.e. offices and facilities.
Resilient organisations need to have the ability to relocate their crisis command centres, quickly and without undue delay caused by IT and infrastructure logistics.
This presentation will detail the key components of a flexible crisis command facility and list the steps necessary to recover from a major ‘dislocation’ event.
Case studies and outcomes from over 300 crisis simulations undertaken around the World will provide insights into this important subject.
It will also include a demonstration of a crisis command relocation event with techniques, templates and tools.
Russ Timpson CEng BEng(hons) FIFireE MBCI
Russ is the founder and organiser of the Tall Building Fire Safety Network (TBFSN). Started in 2009 the TBFSN seeks to improve fire safety in the Tall Building Environment.
He is a chartered Fire Engineer, a former RN submariner and firefighter.
On leaving the Fire Service, Russ took up the position of Head of Safety for Virgin Atlantic Airways, leading a multi-disciplinary team of safety, health and environmental specialists. RT was part of the response team that managed the crash-landing incident at Heathrow in 1999.
In 2000, Russ was headhunted by BAA (UK airport operator) to lead the response to the major fire at Terminal 1, Heathrow Airport. In the following five years, Russ contributed to several major airport construction projects; including the skyway at Gatwick Airport and T5 at Heathrow Airport.
Russ was awarded the HSE’s award for European Safety and Health at Work achievement 1998 and European Strategic Risk Management Award 2004, International Fire professional of the Year 2015. CIR International Risk Management Award 2017. In 2020 Russ was judged to be in the top 10 influencers in the UK for fire safety.
Now working as a consulting resilience/business continuity advisor to several multinational companies. Russ is also chair of the BCI South of England Chapter. & he is the inventor of the Crisisboardroom™ concept for management of crisis events. Crisisboardroom™ has been deployed around the World to make businesses more resilient.