In a recent article written by Dr. Jim Kennedy, and posted on the ContinuityCentral website, Dr. Kennedy explains how to develop –step by step – a potential power failure response strategy.
According to a recent Forrester Research survey nearly half of the declared disasters reported over a one-year period were due to power failures. To ensure that this type of event does not escalate into a disaster that results in business disruption and lost revenue for your organization you need to be prepared. And this requires a power failure response strategy as part of a wider business continuity plan for your home, your community and where you work.
A partial summary of the general steps Dr. Kennedy advises is as follows:
- Determine what you have.
- Determine what your organization’s mission critical requirements are for emergency power.
- Determine what type of emergency power your organization should use.
- Making the generators ready for the next outage.
- Ensure the generators are functional when needed.
- Formal process and procedures are critical to success
Click here to read Dr. Kennedy’s full article.
If applicable, please pass this information along to those emergency management and/or first responder teams in your communities or where you work.