The Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism Command division has begun working with The Virtual Exercise System (VES) to help businesses plan and practice their response to major incidents such as flooding or terrorist attacks.
Participants use a web questionnaire to test their response to a virtual disaster. They also have the opportunity to ask questions of the test-experts and share information in the secure forum.
“It is no longer enough to just have made continuity plans. Businesses must challenge these, testing for any gaps,” said Baroness Jo Valentine, chief executive of London First.
The initiative forms part of Project Argus, which is a nationwide programme of events for business leaders, using a series of multi-media simulation techniques to help identify steps they can take to prevent, handle and recover from a terrorist attack.
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