Any incident whether it is large or small, accidental or deliberate, can cause major disruption to your business. However, by planning in advance you will be able to resume your day to day business sooner.
National Volunteers Week – 1st – 7th June 2020
Wiltshire & Swindon LRF wants to say a huge thank you to all volunteers who work across our area to support agencies, help the vulnerable and keep people safe. Their work has never been more important than during the current COVID-19 emergency.
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Wiltshire & Swindon LRF is working with fellow responders across the South West and are grateful to businesses and others for their support in providing essential PPE supplies. PPE continues to present a huge challenge, and a national request is being made of organisations or others able to help with making PPE such as visors and gowns for our frontline workers. If you think you may be able to assist please use the following link to check the required specifications and register your offer here.
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Partners of the Local Resilience Forum (LRF) and Wiltshire Police won a prestigious World Class Policing Award in November 2019 in recognition of an ‘outstanding’ response to the 2018 Novichok attacks in Salisbury and Amesbury.
Advice on keeping your home warm, efficient and safe during cold weather.
Norovirus is an extremely fast acting bug. There is no vaccine or immediate treatment for the virus. Prevention is the best form of defence and the best way to stay bug-free is with thorough personal and environmental hygiene.
Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), Thames Water and Wessex Water have teamed up to provide extra support for vulnerable customers during power cuts or water supply interruptions. In order to benefit from this additional support it is important that you sign up to the Priority Services Register. You only have to sign up once - if you register with one of the companies they will share your information in confidence with the other supplier.
Hopefully the majority of people will never find themselves involved in an emergency or major incident. However, it Is sensible to prepare for the worst and be in a position to help you and your family if such an event happens. Some sensible precautions are advisable which will help keep everyone safe, prior to emergency assistance arriving.
Disruptions to gas, electricity and water supplies are often linked to severe weather and although rare, they do have a big impact when they happen
Infectious Diseases can cause misery for many and spread rapidly if uncontrolled. This can disrupt the lives of the general public, however sensible precautions can easily prevent this situation escalating.
If there’s a fire, get out, stay out and call 999
Advice for Cold Weather Situations
Information about cyber attacks and steps that can be taken to enhance cyber security
For some people, such as older people, those with underlying health conditions and those with young children, the summer heat can bring real health risks. That’s why everyone is encouraged to keep an eye on those you know whohttps://wiltshireandswindonprepared.org.uk/ may be at risk this summer. If you’re able, ask if your friends, family or neighbours need any support.
Make sure your business is prepared for flooding, one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the UK. The Environment Agency have prepared a simple guide on some of the easy actions that you can take to make sure that your business is as well as possible.
Cyber-attacks and data breaches have proven to be two of the greatest concerns for business continuity professionals for several years running.
On Thursday 13th September 2017, local agencies including Wiltshire Police, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, South Western Ambulance Service and Wiltshire Council conducted a ‘live’ exercise with colleagues from the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) at Aldermaston called ‘Astral Bend’.
Last Wednesday, the LRF ran Exercise Exchange, a tabletop exercise designed in conjunction with BT to test these plans and explore the consequence management issues that fallout of such an incident. The scenario was based on a fire at a telephone exchange affecting 999 telephone lines and impacting on 100,000 people across Swindon and North Wiltshire.
EXERCISE EBOLA - OCTOBER 2014 and EXERCISE HOGSBACK - DECEMBER 2014