The Dept of Enterprise, Trade and Employment have released two good publications in relation to preparing your business in the event of a flu pandemic (or indeed any pandemic).
The first is a document, “Business Continuity Planning – Responding to an Influenza Pandemic” (PDF file approx 1.2 MB), providing advice on how to prepare your company to continue business in the event of a pandemic impacting Ireland. It is 68 pages long but well worth the read with some good pointers and preparations that should be considered. It is also written in a way to assist organisations of all sizes, including those in the SME sector.
The second is a corresponding checklist to ensure you have the appropriate measures in place.
I have blogged previously about preparing for such an eventuality and how many Business Continuity Plans I review for clients focus too often on the technology and IT infrastructure and not on the people aspect. If you have not done so, now is the time to review your Business Continuity Plans and the above documents are good resources to start with.