Planning for the worst can seem like a daunting task but understanding how your business will cope in a disaster is incredibly important. Here Russ Baker, UK Sales Director of the hire division at ICS Cool Energy, outlines why a business continuity plan is so important and the basics of putting one in place.
While the UK may offer a fairly temperate environment, we are not averse to severe weather incidents such as flooding or, on occasion snowstorms. Whilst the weather may be the first thing that springs to mind in terms of crisis management, other incidents such as power outages or even system breakdowns should be of equal concern.
1. Conduct a site and operations audit
2. Keep a record
3. Putting a Plan B into place
4. Carry out any remedial works
5. Consider access
Needless to say, building in a contingency plan is an important part of any business strategy and therefore finding the right partner is essential. Once found, this partner can help guide businesses through the site assessments, organise the remedial works and be at the other end of the phone 24/7 in the event of any breakdown or crisis. Where downtime is not an option, it really does pay to be prepared.