Meat and Livestock Association

After Socom took part in Exercise Odysseus, a national livestock standstill simulation exercise, MLA engaged Socom to help prepare for potential crises that could impact both the organisation specifically and the Australia’s meat industry as a whole.

The first step was for Socom to develop MLA’s crisis response plan that took into consideration government and industry policies and procedures for industry wide incidents.

Socom then tested it with the MLA Crisis Response Team (CRT) by facilitating a half-day simulation exercise. Feedback from the CRT after the simulation was that they believed they are now much better placed to respond and effectively communicate during a real crisis.