At Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation's (Keppel T&T), the company has prepared business continuity management plans to enable minimal disruptions during emergencies.
To test the robustness of these plans and improve them, a pandemic flu exercise was conducted on 5 March 2013. The evening prior to the exercise, an "emergency" situation was declared and staff were notified. The following morning, staff worked to relocate the warehouse's key functions to a restricted-access backup site. All visitors were required to fill out health declaration forms and went through compulsory temperature screening at the main entry points of the Keppel T&T's business facilities.
Louis Koh, Risk Management Executive at Keppel T&T who is a member of the drill committee shared, "In a highly connected world with increasing movement of people, the threat of a pandemic outbreak is very real. The pandemic flu exercise is one of the many measures that Keppel T&T has taken to safeguard the well-being and safety of all our employees and partners."
Keppel T&T‘s staff took no chances in protecting its people and its compounds from a potential flu pandemic. More than 500 people took part in the exercise held on 5 March 2013.