Crisis Management

Crisis Management and Crisis Planning

Minimal Risk Consultancy (MRC) is adept at helping Client prepare for incidents and hostile situations.

When a crisis incident or major event occurs is your organisation ready to respond? Having appropriate measures in place and an ability to respond quickly can often prevent escalation of an incident into a crisis that could compromise safety of individuals and assets, lose reputation and diminish integrity.

Characteristics of Incidents:

  • Lack of accurate information.
  • Protection of life and assets
  • Number of interested parties.
  • Conflict of self-interests.
  • Public concern.
  • Speed of events/duration.
  • Costs and damages.
  • Liabilities
Crisis Planning requires:

  • Awareness of an event.
  • A decision-making body.
  • Means to implement decisions reached.
  • Control of information flow.
  • Ability to deploy key individuals and support.
Types of Crisis Management:

Humanitarian Emergency Crisis Response:

On behalf of one of our major clients, MRC has formed a core group of consultants with experience of crisis and security risk management and planning in particular detailed knowledge of deployments into conflict affected regions or for humanitarian emergency response.

Through MRC the team will respond to calls from the Client on a 24/7 basis to deploy multi-skilled teams with logistic support overseas at very short notice. Through this developed experience we are able to offer a similar service to our other Clients.

Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG):

In a globalised world FMCG companies can be faced with increased risk of product contamination, extortion, and deliberate or malicious acts of sabotage to damage their brands and operations.

MRC have in-depth experience of deploying consultants to such incidents to offer immediate advice. This is to reduce the risk or harm to people and limit potential brand damage. To date MRC have provided this service across Europe on an immediate basis once alerted to an incident.

Pre-incident advice is offered as a service to help FMCG companies prepare for and prevent incidents occurring.

Advance Planning and Preparation:

By planning in advance, the aim of MRC is to minimise the effect of any incident by producing a strategy and plan to be utilised in the event of an incident occurring or becoming worse. By working together with the Clients’ key personnel and by utilising our team of consultants we are able to provide cost effective solutions.

Advance planning can be followed up by site risk assessments to ensure measures are in date and suitable for application within a Client’s organisation.

MRC ‘Planning Clinics’

On request MRC will provide a bespoke ‘planning clinic’ to ensure that your organisation has a Crisis Management Plan that is both effective and flexible to meet the challenges of your organisation. A more in-depth provision can be provided for key crisis management personnel to include case studies and workshops in order to meet your own organisations’ uniqueness.

“Can you afford to not have a plan in today’s climate?”