Unplanned events can have a devastating effect on a business and usually come completely out of the blue.
A crisis can affect productivity, staff, reputation, clients and customers and affect all types of business from small to large. It is essential to have a crisis management plan in place which all staff are aware of to guide you through the steps needed to maintain business continuity, minimise disruption and start your defence planning successfully!
Understanding the investigators powers
The Police have: powers of entry; powers to request and seize documents, equipment and vehicles; powers to segregate areas and require them to be left undisturbed; powers of arrest and detention.
The Health & Safety Executive, EA and Local Authorities powers include powers of entry; powers to segregate areas to be left undisturbed, powers of seizure of documents and equipment; power to take samples. The HSE, EA and Local Authority can also request the attendance of the Police to secure a person’s arrest and detention.