Swine flu hinders productivity

Dynamic Business, 10 July 2009 As swine flu rapidly spreads across the country, NSW businesses are claiming it is responsible for atleast 40 percent of all sick leave taken in New South Wales, hindering productivity. The NSW Health Department believes swine flu is now responsible for 50 to 60 percent […]


Fire causes chaos for Melbourne’s taxis

Nine MSN – Tue Jul 28 2009 A spectacular fire has gutted Silver Top Taxis’ headquarters in Melbourne, causing $1 million damage and sending the city’s cab service into chaos. The fire is thought to have started in a downstairs office on Tuesday morning and spread quickly throughout the timber […]


Scaffold fears shuts Sydney CBD street

SMH – February 26, 2009 More than 100 construction workers ran for their lives at a Sydney CBD building site when scaffolding that forced a work shutdown last year buckled in a busy street. Superintendent Mick Fuller of the City Central local area command said more than 100 city workers […]


Hong Kong schools close 2 weeks before Easter break due to flu

HONG KONG (CNN) – March 2008 Hong Kong officials gave kindergarten and primary school kids an early break for the Easter holiday in the midst of a widespread flu outbreak. Health Secretary York Chow made the decision late Wednesday to call off classes for two weeks, through March 28. “All […]


Advanced BCP Testing and Compliance workshop

In order to provide you with assistance in getting ready for internal/external BCP audits and help you with Advanced Business Continuity Testing challenges, Business As Usual presents a 2-day workshop. What clients said about Business As Usual courses “Best training course I have attended. Rinske was knowledgeable, patient, and provided […]


Rogue trader exploits IT knowledge to cost bank billions

Computerworld UK – By Siobhan Chapman (28/01/2008) Biggest fraud in investment banking history French banking group Societe Generale (SocGen) has reported a £3.6 billion (AU$8.2 billion) loss due to the fraudulent actions of a rogue trader who used his “in-depth knowledge” of the bank’s fraud control systems to circumvent internal […]


APRA determines new prudential standards on Business Continuity Management

APRA Media Release of 18 April, 2005 The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today issued prudential standards on business continuity management (BCM) for authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) and general insurers. The new prudential standards aim to ensure that ADIs and general insurers implement a “whole of business” approach to BCM […]


Sydney CBD emergency pack alert

Sydney Morning Herald of 21 June, 2006 Sydney CBD workers should prepare individual emergency packs, under new guidelines on how businesses can best react to emergencies such as terrorist attacks or fires.The guidelines, launched at a forum in Sydney today, have been drawn up by NSW emergency services and business […]


Welcome to Business As Usual – specialists in BCM, DR and Risk Management

Business As Usual helps you continue your business, no matter what! Business As Usual offers Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Risk Management (incl ISO22301, ISO31000) Training courses as well as practical implementation services, templates and frameworks, in the areas of : Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Risk Management Disaster Recovery […]