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 energy sector
While Switzerland’s energy system is relatively resilient to energy security challenges, it faces ongoing risks from severe weather, terrorist attacks, technical failure and industrial action. These risks can be mitigated through energy business continuity management but it is impossible to avoid them entirely. Resilience Guard consultancy can help energy companies boost their preparedness with business continuity services such as:
- Developing resilience strategies for critical national infrastructure providers
- Support with business continuity plans, crisis management plans and rehearsals
- Technical consultancy to ensure availability of critical systems and services
- Addressing compliance issues
Energy Business Continuity Expertise
Business continuity planning is critical for energy companies in particular because your customers have such a high level of dependence on power to run their businesses. How quickly the energy company can return to business as usual will have a huge influence on recovery times for the wider business community.
Utilities have traditionally responded well to localised emergencies, such as power outages caused by storms. However, they may be less prepared for threats on a wider scale such as a natural disaster or cyber security attacks.
As a key part of the national infrastructure, energy business continuity is fast becoming a growing part of government-based prepared initiatives, and in certain countries such as the UK, even the subject of legislation.
A delayed response can result in significant revenue loss, reduced production and reputational damage. After all, no energy provider wants to become the lead story on the evening news because it was unprepared to provide the basic utilities we all rely on after a foreseeable incident.
Effective business continuity and disaster recovery plans for the energy sector should address:
- Managing the crisis response efficiently
- Protecting employees and company assets
- Keeping the business running
- Keeping technology operational
- Validating business continuity programme effectiveness
By taking a broad, strategic view of business continuity and disaster recovery planning, utility companies can address several business and technical challenges to meet their strategic objectives:
- Reduction in the impact of business interruptions by identifying mission critical business processes that should be prioritised in a recovery.
- Rapid management decision-making capabilities and communication.
- Balanced recovery strategy options, with a cost-benefit analysis.
- Reduced risk of potential loss of revenue and assets.
- The resilience of systems, applications and business processes is aligned to actual business needs.
- Mitigated risk and improvement in recovery times.
Find out more on our specialist business continuity consultancy services