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Atkins expands emergency management practice

19 Nov 12 Atkins' practice in North America is expanding its consultancy work in emergency planning to privately owned businesses and organisations.

It has previously offered its services in continuity of operations planning to public sector clients, including cities and counties across the USA.

Through business continuity management, planners help identify potential threats to an organisation and provide a framework for creating resiliency and effective response capabilities. Business continuity planning is designed to help businesses and organisations develop a roadmap for continuing operations under adverse conditions, such as natural or human-caused disasters, power outages, crime, loss or damage to critical infrastructure, or supply chain interruption.

“Continuing essential functions and services when faced with any type of incident is particularly important for our private sector clients,” said Atkins vice president Steve Glenn. “If a company fails, it can lead to financial loss and disappointed customers. It also has a negative impact on the local community in terms of jobs, income, and trust.”

Recently, a team of Atkins emergency management professionals in the USA passed the examination to achieve professional certification in business continuity management through the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International.

“We’re certain that both our public and private clients will benefit from our growth and development in business continuity management—including our ability to channel our considerable experience and comprehensive service offerings to support the private sector,” said Glenn.

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