McBains is monitoring the status of the Coronavirus, making specific reference to Government Advice and following this as a minimum standard of response.
In addition to the Government’s advice, non-essential business travel is being avoided, particularly where video-conferencing solutions or similar are satisfactory for client and business needs.
Further, where possible, personal travel plans are being monitored, in order that staff can be advised of McBains’ expectations regarding isolation and so that business unit directors can make necessary preparations to maintain business continuity.
All offices remain open at this stage, although we are encouraging staff and our Clients to meet via video conferencing rather than attend our offices.
McBains has a robust business continuity plan which enables all operational staff to work remotely, able to access our networks and Client and project information as required. Should our offices need to close for a short period of time, plans are in place to enable the smooth and continuous operation of all aspects of our work.
In terms of staff capacity/ capability - all projects have at least two senior members of staff who are fully briefed and aware of current circumstances on projects, which gives us excellent resilience in the case of staff members going off sick. Our multidisciplinary structure also means that there is further resilience as a result of the allocation of senior resources from more than one discipline, which will allow each discipline to support and provide resources on a project should it become necessary.
Our plan are under constant review, but we are confident that as a result of careful planning and a robust business continuity plan, our ability to service projects during this period will be unaffected.
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