If a crisis evaporates or a decision is made that no operational activity is necessary, the contingency planning team
may be disbanded.
An effective contingency planning team usually has about five members This number may vary depending on the size and nature of the particular business unit.
Although preparing for possible labor unrest has not traditionally been under the purview of risk management, executives are now calling on risk manager to take the lead in organizing strike contingency planning teams (SCPT) to maintain operations and ensure the protection of property, assets and the work force in the face of such disputes.
Professor Hugo Mascie-Taylor, clinical adviser to the Contingency Planning Team
, said: "In the past the Trust struggled to maintain high quality clinical services at the same time as reaching its financial targets and even now it is struggling to achieve recommended levels of staffing.