Testing Your Company's Preparedness

We then help put the training to the test by running crisis simulations, which test the company systems and preparedness and help identify areas for improvement.

Typical examples of the testing we offer, to suit a range of needs and cost structures, are: -

  • Short 2 hour or up to half day "desk top" exercises run in a training environment.
  • Remote and unannounced testing of individual crisis management teams via teleconferences/ SKYPE. These are 3-hour sessions where the trainer reveals the developments within the scenario by telephoned/ SKYPE role-play and the team is required to respond to the situation and document the actions they take.
  • Real-time, multi-country or multi-location daylong simulations, which test the company's systems and its decision-making and communications capacity in circumstances that are as close to reality as is possible.

In these testing exercises, we always include simulated media interviews or other external communications activities working with Television presenter and BBC news correspondent Greg Ward

"Every part of the world shoots up daily into more subtlety. The very spider weaves her cauls with more art and cutting to entrap the fly. The shallow ploughman can distinguish now 'Twixt simple truth and a dissembling brow..."

Tomas Middleton, A Mad Word, My Masters, c 1605

"Crisis Management is a mindset and a process that on a daily basis drives a company's decisions and actions"

Pearson, Clair

"Its the dose that makes the poison"

Paracelsus (1493-1541)

"If it be not now, yet it will come: The readiness is all"

William Shakespeare, Hamlet: Act V Scene II

"They should shoot the scientists, not cull the calves. Nobody seems to know what is going on"

Dairy farmer quotes in the times (2/8/96)

"What good is a house, if you haven't got a decent planet to put it on"

Henry David Thoreau