Disruption at Eurostar

Eurostar made the headlines for all the wrong reasons on the 19th of December after a number of trains broke down in the Channel Tunnel and passengers were stuck for hours. Newspapers and broadcast media were full of eye-witness accounts from disgruntled passengers complaining of long delays before an evacuation took place and a lack […]

Power Disruption at Peterborough District Hospital

Peterborough District Hospital suffered a fault with its high-voltage power supply overnight 1st/2nd November. Initially the disruption was very limited with only 7 operations having to be cancelled on the 2nd. The precise details of what then happened are not clear but by the 3rd of November the situation had clearly deteriorated with ambulances being […]

Swine 'Flu – Guidance for Planners

On the 22nd of October the Department of Health issued new ‘Guidance for Planners’. The latest data points to an even less severe pandemic than had been forecast in their previous planning assumptions (dated 3rd of September). Whilst infection rates have risen sharply, doubling to an estimated 53 000 new infections last week; the scientific […]

Swine Flu – New UK Planning Assumptions Published

On the 3rd of September, the Department of Health issued new planning assumptions for swine ‘flu, based on analysis and modelling of the most up to date data from the UK and abroad. These supersede the previous assumptions (published on the 16th of July) and cover the period through to May 2010. Whilst infection rates […]

Fire at Tyre Recycling Factory in Cambridgeshire

A serious fire broke out at a tyre recycling factory in Littleport, near Ely on the afternoon of Friday 21st August. The burning tyres created a 200 foot high plume of black smoke leading to a number of road closures and local residents being told to keep windows closed. The fire also caused a diesel […]

Loss Of Continuity Can Lead To Loss of Business

It has been reported today that O2 are on the verge of losing their exclusive deal with Apple to sell the iPhone, following 3 crashes of the data network within the space of a month. As reported earlier on Cambridge Risk Solutions News page, there have been problems with the data network, leading to a […]

O2 Data Failure

O2 experienced a major failure of its data network, reducing the ability of many to be able to connect to the internet through their mobile phone. What does this mean for my business? Whilst it is unlikely that this would have been a major concern for many business, this does demonstrate the difficulties in a […]

Area-wide power cut in Dartford area

This morning (23 July) power was finally restored for the last of the 94,000 properties that have been without power since lunchtime on 20 July. Vandalism had caused the problems for large parts of the London Borough of Bexley and a small part of Bromley Borough, resulting in total loss of power, and then later […]

Swine Flu – New UK Planning Assumptions

On the 16th of July, the Department of Health issued new planning assumptions for swine ‘flu, based on analysis and modelling of the most up to date data from the UK and abroad. The news is generally positive: in particular it is now estimated that the fatality rate will be somewhere in the region of […]

Fires and Business Continuity

There have been a couple of fires of note in the recent press. The first was the loss of the Headquarters of Seearo Construction, based in Royston. The second was the fire on 10th July in Soho, which damaged the Dean Street offices of Future Capital Partners. Both fires aptly demonstrate the importance of Business […]