, Hong Kong (PressExposure) November 05, 2008 -- Bird Flu Manual Online ( [http://www.birdflu-manual.com] ), the world's foremost online reference and resource mine designed specifically to help businesses prepare for a pandemic outbreak of Bird Flu, has recently made freely available to the public their Pandemic Preparedness eCourse Certification Program.
The 'eCourse', an email based tutorial program, was originally introduced as a paid for service to further assist business managers with preparing their businesses for an influenza pandemic.
In order to make the eCourse more accessible to all, Bird Flu Manual has recently suspended the enrollment fees and opened it to anyone with responsibility for the operational continuity or pandemic preparedness of their respective businesses. This includes, but is not limited to business owners, general managers, human resources managers, departmental managers and existing crisis managers.
The eCourse takes the form of a series of emails (16 'lessons' in all) sent every few days, in a logical progressive order, each covering a different preparedness topic. They provide recipients with a step-by-step "staircase approach" to getting their business to a state of readiness for the coming influenza pandemic.
Each email explains its topic in great detail using instructions, images, tools and templates, and gives an assignment for the recipient to do at the end of each one.
The idea is that by the end of the eCourse, provided recipients have completed the tasks and assignments given to them in each email, they will have at least the basics covered in their pandemic readiness plans.
The eCourse has proven itself to be extremely popular, with thousands of business managers having enrolled themselves and completed their preparedness plans already.
At the end of the eCourse, after the last lesson, recipients are eligible for a 'Certificate of Completion' which can be shown to customers, clients, staff and shareholders to prove a company's commitment to its operational continuity.
Furthermore, in order to assist with the assignments, Bird Flu Manual gives recipients, without charge, many of the tools and templates 'normal' visitors buy from them either directly, or from the Bird Flu Manual Online website, plus free access to its online contents.
These complimentary tools include their Risk Assessment Templates, Pandemic Status Table Template, Flu vs Cold Differences Factsheet and Hand Hygiene Awareness Poster Templates, plus much much more.
In addition to the first two emails covering the course Introduction and Outline, the eCourse covers topics ranging from The Influenza Manager, Office Access Control, Social Distancing, Sickness Response Procedures, Staff Awareness, Supply Shortages Pandemic Stockpiling, Minimizing False Alarms, Staff Training, required Forms and the Report of Recommendations.
Once recipients have completed the eCourse they get a 'Pandemic Preparedness Certificate of Completion' with their name on it. This certificate can be shown to clients, customers, shareholders and staff to give confidence to them that when the pandemic comes, the company will have the best chance of all to be able to continue its business operations.
To enroll yourself in the Bird Flu Manual Online Pandemic Preparedness eCourse Program, simply go to their website Bird Flu Manual Online and give your first name and email address at one of the subscriber sign up forms. They will take it from there.
Alternatively, you should consider their complete pandemic preparedness package, the 'Bird Flu D-I-Y eManual for Business Preparedness and Survival' for all of your pandemic preparedness needs. Press Release submission By PressReleasePoint