Disaster Preparedness and Power Failure Response Strategy

 

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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:

  1. Determine what you have.
  2. Determine what your organization’s mission critical requirements are for emergency power.
  3. Determine what type of emergency power your organization should use.
  4. Making the generators ready for the next outage.
  5. Ensure the generators are functional when needed.
  6. 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.

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