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Corona virus Contingency plan - What have you done in your company?

qualprod

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Hello to everybody

Now that we face the Coronavirus, what have you done in your company?

Im trying to address it like a risk, according to what my procedures states about how a risk have to be treated. Some other people call this a contingency plan. For me the contingency plan are the actions taken to mitigate risks.

I´ll consider at least three risks.

1-Risk for customers " non compliment the delivery of product"
Possible causes, raw material scarcity, sick people, lack of human resources.
from this assumption, I have to define actions.

2-Risk for the company " Sick people"
possible causes, virus spreading, people in public transport, going out to eat, no
care taken at home or into the company,etc.
from this assumption, I have to define define actions.

3- Risk for company " Weak position"
possible causes, no purchase orders received from customers, sick people, not having enough money resources to survive, etc.
from this assumption, I have to define define actions.

Please give some comments about these things I have in mind and share what actions have you taken to fight this virus?

Thanks
 
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John C. Abnet

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#2
Please give some comments about these things I have in mind and share
what actions have you taken to fight this virus?
Good conversation topic @qualprod ;
I would assume (hope?) that most organizations already list generically "labor" ("available competent workforce" , union strike, etc..etc...) as a risk to be considered. Obviously we will never know all of the potential impacts to labor (health crisis simply being one of many), but the lack of available "labor" generically is certainly a risk that I would council should be considered.

Hope this helps.

Be well.
 

L.Soad

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Hey,

No plan made but the direction took measures:
- allowing people who can to work from home to do it
- rent a few cars for 1 month and ask people to carpool as much as possible
- place alchoolic solutions to wash your hands in commom places

Should i document it somewhere ? thank you
 

qualprod

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Hey,

No plan made but the direction took measures:
- allowing people who can to work from home to do it
- rent a few cars for 1 month and ask people to carpool as much as possible
- place alchoolic solutions to wash your hands in commom places

Should i document it somewhere ? thank you
Not neccessarily , moreover the 9001 in this version is less restrictive about that, but
in some way is a good idea to document it considering the risk we have in front of us.
 

Golfman25

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This is an act of god. Exercise your force majeure clauses. Any previous risk analysis/contingency plans are useless. Things are changing by the hour. Public is in panic and it's only a matter of time before the government shuts you down. US/Europe automotive mfg. shut down today. All you can do is react. That's my $.02.
 

L.Soad

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This is an act of god. Exercise your force majeure clauses. Any previous risk analysis/contingency plans are useless. Things are changing by the hour. Public is in panic and it's only a matter of time before the government shuts you down. US/Europe automotive mfg. shut down today. All you can do is react. That's my $.02.
You're right, it is something nobody saw before (and next time, countries will be more prepared cause trust me, France, Italy and Spain wont forget... USA probably wont either, if it stays like that). I think we will have same kind of measures in Canada than in Europe (curfew, lockdown), but i'm worried about the USA (hundreds of thousands could die).

Stay safe guys
 

qualprod

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This is an act of god. Exercise your force majeure clauses. Any previous risk analysis/contingency plans are useless. Things are changing by the hour. Public is in panic and it's only a matter of time before the government shuts you down. US/Europe automotive mfg. shut down today. All you can do is react. That's my $.02.
Goldman
But what kind of reaction? if we are facing something unknown.
Please comment because, one action is by common sense and on the other hand what iso 9001 require us to do in cases like this.
Thanks
 

L.Soad

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Goldman
But what kind of reaction? if we are facing something unknown.
Please comment because, one action is by common sense and on the other hand what iso 9001 require us to do in cases like this.
Thanks
I think Golfman wanted to say that ISO wants you to be prepared to «minor» extreme cases. A worldwide pandemic with entire countries shutdown for months is not «minor». if you get prepared for that kind of events, you also should prepare for a zombie apocalypse, a complete crash of the global market and total disruption of the exchange of goods, a 2km meteor that falls on California, or a nuclear war. You obviously can't.

Crazy times
 

tony s

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Although getting sick from COVID-19 is a health risk and will require measures, organizations should view what's happening around the globe as one of the issues (i.e. social) that affect their ability to achieve their intended results. This issue will definitely be taken into account in planning and evaluating the QMS. Risks to the operation brought by this pandemic issue such as lockdowns, work stoppage, unavailable materials, etc. should be considered by organizations in establishing contingency measures. Opportunities from this issue such as plant-wide maintenance and repair can be considered also.
 

mattador78

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We are finding the biggest risk is decisions on staff whether to send them home or keep them here. The usual spring colds are doing the rounds as well as Covid-19. So far this week we have had various people display partial symptoms but have been well otherwise. My son is an apprentice here he started coughing yesterday morning and sent half the staff into a blind panic, with demands to send him home straight away. It was then pointed out that if he went I went and also the last two remaining members of senior management, the only person in admin who is not a temp plus three of the workers who had been with him all week. This meant shutting the doors and locking up for a minimum of two weeks. The rest of the staff were then in uproar as they cant afford two weeks sick pay to live on so he was isolated in a separate building to work in (wearing a respirator) and by dinner time had stopped coughing and has been alright since. Biggest issue imho with all this is too much reporting from too many sources creates mixed information and add in the social media bollocks its an orgy of misinformation and all of the relevant facts required for people to understand this and to work through it are lost.
 
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