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Andrew Webb

Director of business continuity

Room TW1 6.01


Houghton Street




Tel: +44 (0)20 7849 4959

Fax: +44 (0)20 7852 3646

Mobile: +44 (0)7734 327129

Email: a.webb@lse.ac.uk|



Business continuity

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These pages provide staff and students with up to date information about current significant risks to the continuity of their work. It also provides advice to help mitigate those risks through links to external sites that provide additional information.

Current continuity news

Information and advice on current or anticipated incidents, developments and events both inside and outside the LSE with a potential impact on the normal working of the School is regularly posted on this site and disseminated to staff and students by a range of other means.

The Fire Brigade Union has announced further industrial action over the Christmas period on the following dates:

Commencing 24th December 2013 from 19:00 hours until 24th December 2013 at midnight (00:00 on 25th December 2013) – strike action

Commencing 31st December 2013 from 18:30 hours until 1st January 2014 at 00:30 hours – strike action

Commencing 3rd January 2014 from 06:30 hours until 3rd January 2014 at 08:30 hours – strike action

People are advised to dial 999 in the event of fire, however during the strike the number of  fire engines will be reduced, this may result in delays in the fire brigade responding. (See LSE Health & Safety web page for further information)

Weather and travel

The School monitors the weather and travel for developments that may potentially disrupt normal working and, as necessary, issues information and advice to staff and students on this page.

 Useful links

Regularly updated information about travel and weather is available on the following websites, as well as television and radio:

IT outages

Information and updates on interruptions to the continuity of IT services are posted on the Service Status section of the IT Services webpage. See IT Services|.

In the event of a major incident being declared as a result of an interruption of IT Services, information and updates will also appear on this 'Business continuity' webpage. 

New Student Centre building works

Close liaison is being maintained with the Estates Division to monitor risks to the normal operation of services arising from the redevelopment of the St Philips site so that if necessary, remedial action can be taken to prevent and/or address disturbance. For information and updates including full details about site logistics, see New Students' Centre|.

Events in the area

The School subscribes to communitysafe, a public service which gives information and advice on events in Central London such as rallies, demonstrations, security incidents, accidents etc which may impact on the normal operation of businesses and organisations in the area .

Communitysafe bulletins are closely monitored for events which may impact on the operation of the School so that steps can be taken to help ensure the continuity and security of its work and activities. When appropriate, information and advice will be posted on this site.

What to do in an emergency incident

Staff and students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the information in the new Z-fold leaflet What to do in an emergency incident, copies of which have recently been sent to all staff. See What to do in an emergency incident| [PDF]

Major Incident Initial Response Plan

The School has now published its new Major Incident Initial Response Plan (MIIRP)| which replaces the Common Initial Emergency Response Plan (CIERP). For further details and the plan itself see About business continuity|.

Influenza and communicable diseases

The School subscribes to and closely monitors the National Weekly Influenza Report issued by the Health Protection Agency. In the event of a marked upturn in influenza or other communicable diseases, advice and information for staff and students will be posted on this site following liaison with the LSE Health and Safety, local NHS services and other agencies as appropriate. The School does not pay for staff and students to have flu jabs, although services and departments may make local arrangements to do so.