Australia’s government assists businesses in pandemic planning in new business continuity guide

Published 19 July 2006

Their first guide in May was to prepare medically for the bird flu; now the government has released a preparations guide specifically for the business sector in response to the possibility of an avian flu pandemic

More and more companies are preparing for what seems to be the inevitable: a disaster, pandemic, or terrorist attack. In Australia, the government is doing what it can to assist businesses in their efforts to secure their business interests and keep their companies afloat if such an event were to occur. Their latest move has been to publish a guide for business, outlining the precautions necessary in keeping prepared for the bird flu. The guide, “Being Prepared for a Human Influenza Pandemic