Business Continuity Planning Workshop
Is your business ready?
On 28 September 2016, South Australia experienced an extreme weather event which brought thunderstorms, destructive winds, large hailstones and heavy rain. Between 3.00pm and 4.00pm tornados moved across the State, primarily in the Mid-North, which damaged 23 transmission towers and at 3.48pm triggered a State-wide power outage – a black system event.
Whilst power was restored to Adelaide and its environs within several hours, large areas of the State remained without power for several days.
…[M]any business continuity plans (BCPs) across the business sector and within government departments including emergency services, proved to be inadequate. BCPs lacked contingencies for back-up power or the planned contingencies failed.
- INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE EXTREME WEATHER EVENT SOUTH AUSTRALIA 28 SEPTEMBER – 5 OCTOBER 2016,
Report presented to the Premier of South Australia,
Review Authors Gary Burns, Leanne Adams, Guy Buckley
The SA Chapter of RMIA is pleased to invite you to our Business Continuity Plan Workshop.
Attendees will hear about state-wide learnings from the 2016 blackout event, how Business Continuity Plans were used and how they have changed since. Attendees will also hear from presenters who have first-hand experiences at managing a crisis event.
A workshop and desktop simulation scenario will follow. Attendees will be able to contribute their ideas and take away practical tips on how organisations can become adverse event resilient organisations.
• Senior Sergeant First Class Russell Dippy, SAPOL
• Kerri Stephens, Senior Specialist - Risk and Business Continuity, Elders
• Anne Scanlon, Manager, Governance and Risk, Return to Work SA
• Colin Campbell, Senior Manager, PwC