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 consultancy 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 government
Ensuring resilience in the face of civil emergencies is a key responsibility of both local and central government. Preparedness for emergencies of all types is essential to guarantee a secure and safe society and minimise the impact on communities in the event of an incident.
Local councils typically provide a wide range of vital community services including child protection, planning, meals on wheels, waste collection and recreational services. County councils and regional authorities have an even wider remit, being responsible for education, housing, highways, health and social care among their services.
Interruption to any of these government services can cause considerable suffering or inconvenience to the taxpayers who rely on them and prevent a council from meeting its legal obligations. Business continuity management for governments aims to minimise the harmful effects of these disruptions. It involves adopting a holistic approach to identifying and mitigating risks to critical government services so they can be quickly restored in the event of unexpected interruptions such as fire, flood, IT systems failure or the loss of a building.
Government Business Continuity Expertise
Business continuity management provides reassurance to citizens and the business community that there are proven contingency plans to support ongoing council or government operations in the event of a disaster. This requires government departments and local authorities to identify and assess risks to their critical business activities and allocate supporting resources, analyse the impact of disruption to those activities and develop appropriate recovery strategies.
This can be achieved by conducting a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) then developing and maintaining a current business continuity plan. This should document the procedures and resources –systems and people – needed to manage and recover from a business interruption. Most importantly, it should be tested and reviewed regularly, forming an integral part of a government department or council’s risk management framework.
Resilience Guard consultancy can help government departments, local councils and responders prepare for, respond to and recover from unexpected events with services such as:
- Conducting a Business Impact Analysis to identify critical systems
- Recommend measures to strengthen the resilience of critical systems
- Economic and socio-political risk assessment and mitigation planning
- Nationwide preparedness for severe weather conditions
- Natural disaster management
- Team coordination
Find out more on our specialist business continuity consultancy services