Manage situations before they become crisis

Today, Sir James Bevan, the Chief Executive of the Environment Agency made a speech on manage situations before they become crisis. In his speech, he shared how the environmental agency handles situations and he hopes we will find lessons he learnt useful in our own world.

Top tips for managing situations

As I said, much of what I have learnt about incident management during my career has come as much from making mistakes as it has from getting it right. So I offer the following

Sir James Bevan
  • Lead
  • Move fast
  • Get on the ground
  • Have a strategy
  • Win the air war
  • Manage upwards
  • Stay well
  • Be ready beforehand
  • Learn the lessons afterwards

Sir James Bevan shared how he, as the leader of the Environmental Agency handles the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak together with working with professional partners in the 38 Local Resilience Forums across England.

I like his principle on dealing with humans. – Be kind.

You may read the full speech here.

Manage situations before they become a crisis is vital during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak especially businesses start to reopen gradually. It is vital to minimise the risks of spreading the virus between humans.

For examples, we must maintain social distancing, encourage to use a contactless approach where possible.

We live and we learn and we can learn from each other to be better.

Companies House encourages a contactless approach

Companies House handles 4.3 million companies records. During this COVID-19 outbreak, they encourage their customers to submit documents online.

You can submit the following documents using the Companies House webfiling service.

To file online, you would require your company’s authentication code. The authentication code is the electronic equivalent of your company’s director(s) signatures. Keep safe your authentication code.

Companies House also created an interim paperless filing service to accept documents which would normally require a live signature.

If you are unable to submit your company accounts due to this COVID-19 outbreak, not to worry. Recently, Companies House announced they will automatically extend your company’s filing deadline. You do not need to do anything. You just need to go to Companies House website to check your new filing deadline.

If you require help with your company’s filings, Our accountants can help you.

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