Bespoke Business Continuity solutions for your industry
Some risks like power outages, hardware failure, staff shortages, transport disruption and extreme weather are universal in nature, affecting businesses of all types and sizes, although the risk will vary according to location. Others, like the risk of product contamination, insect infestation or strike action are more prevalent in particular industries and demand specific business continuity solutions.
We recognise that every industry sector has its own unique issues and challenges and Resilience Guard’s business continuity consultants will work with you to develop custom-built business continuity solutions designed specifically for your business. Select your industry from the indicative alphabetical list below to see what Resilience Guard can do for you:
- Banking and Financial Services Sector
- Construction Sector
- Energy Sector
- Food and Drink Sector
- Government Sector
- Healthcare Sector
- Hotel Sector
- Manufacturing Sector
- Technology and Telecoms Sector
- Transport Sector
Business Continuity for the construction sector
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.
There is a common misconception – possibly due to the origins of business continuity in IT disaster recovery (ITDR) – that it relates 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 close connection with IT and a sense that it’s not as relevant for their industry.
However, just because the primary 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.
Construction Business Continuity Expertise
Construction business continuity planning is focused on managing the impact and recovery effort following an incident that has caused a disruption. It is the response that can be considered, planned for and rehearsed before an incident occurs and which 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.
Resilience Guard’s consultants can help construction firms strengthen their resilience to disruption in a number of areas including:
- Strikes (Workforce Continuity Management)
- Supply chain management (Resilience)
- Service Level Agreement (SLA) commitments
- Resilient buildings consultancy
See more on our specialist business continuity services.