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Emergency Planning and Business Continuity

How quickly the University can get back to normal after a terrorist attack, a major fire or flood, or pandemic flu, will depend on emergency planning and business continuity management.

What is Emergency Planning?

Emergency planning is the development of plans and arrangements to guide an organisation in the event of a serious or major incident or event, to help lessen the consequences of the incident, and to ensure recovery. The University Protocols outline procedures to be followed for the reporting of and dealing with a serious incident involving students, staff, and/or property. The Major Incident Plan addresses roles and responsibilities in the event of a catastrophic event affecting the University.

What is Business Continuity Management?

The University's Business Continuity Management process considers the impact on Schools and Directorates of loss of a strategic building/Influenza Pandemic. It  provides a framework for the formulation of plans to identify and prioritise critical activities and recovery strategies that will guarantee the continuation of essential key operations following a major incident.

The University is committed to emergency planning and business continuity and has established a Major Incident Plan Steering Group and sub-structures to oversee the regular review, revision and testing of the University Protocols and Major Incident Plan and the Business Continuity Management process.

A commitment to emergency planning and business continuity today will help support students and staff, the community, the local economy and uphold the University's reputation.


Dara Curley, Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Co-ordinator
Tel: 028 9097 1113