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Business Continuity for the construction

There is a common misconception that business continuity management is relevant only to cosy office environments and cannot be applied to the more challenging surroundings of a busy building site.

Admittedly, while it is feasible to relocate office staff, IT and telephony to a well-equipped workplace recovery suite, the working environment of a construction site by its nature does not afford this luxury. This may be why some construction businesses are unsure how to approach business continuity, deterred by its origins in IT disaster recovery and a sense that it's not as relevant for their industry.

However, just because the core functions of a business are not performed in the manageable and controllable surroundings of an office does not mean that business continuity for a construction company should be considered unachievable or less valuable. The fundamental principles remain the same.

In addition to the everyday risks to ongoing operation such as power and hardware failure, construction companies are particularly vulnerable to extreme weather events and labour issues and, consequently, business continuity management is particularly important in the construction sector.

Business continuity expertise in the construction sector

Resilience Guard's consultants work with construction businesses to develop business continuity plans designed to manage the impact and recovery effort following an incident that has caused a disruption. By considering, planning for and rehearsing your response before an incident occurs you will keep damage to the construction company's reputation, productivity and profits to a minimum.

Any construction business continuity management system should include plans for handling an incident, with firm instructions for action and supporting information to guide decision-making.

We can help construction firms strengthen their resilience to disruption in areas including:

  • Strikes (Workforce Continuity Management)
  • Supply chain management (Resilience)
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) commitments
  • Resilient buildings consultancy
Contact us to discuss how we could help your organisation