It is an enormous task to be responsible for keeping a business up and running. One must identify all risks, threats and vulnerabilities. Having a ‘general’ knowledge of all of the critical systems that keep a business online is very difficult, but possible. Having an expert knowledge of all critical systems that keep a business online is impossible.
In order to perform their job correctly, business continuity professionals need to be able to enlist the services of third party experts to identify all areas of concern within a system.
The use of third party experts to mitigate the risks of downtime is recommended by the Abeerdeen Group.
Abeerdeen Group “2012 – cost of downtime”
Getting ‘buy in’ from management and the necessary budget allocation are always challenging. Management needs to be committed to having ‘high availability’ as well as commitment to risk mitigation and loss prevention.
Most articles, written about business continuity today, focus on I.T..
Here are some facts:
The number one cause of business continuity failure today is the same as it has been, every single year, for over 50 years. It is due to power failure.
What is rarely mentioned… 95% of the time generators fail – it is due to a failure within the Diesel Fuel System that serves them.
Since the vast majority of the time that businesses are interrupted, it is due to a failure within the diesel fuel system that supports the back-up generator system – it is important to have your system analysed by experts.
The fuel system is very complex. It is unlike other systems in that it involves many trades and specialties. Typically, there is an overwhelming lack of knowledge, within an organization, about this system. We can provide the knowledge you need to meet your risk goals.
The solution? – Companies need to think of the diesel fuel system as an integral part of their business continuity plan. It requires periodic site inspection by a third party expert. Diesel System Experts’ Site inspections provide risk/gap/ and failure analysis. They identify threats, single point failure opportunities as well as analyze personnel skills. We analyze system programming, original design, remodels, critical components and external influences.
Our site inspections provide weighted recommendations of system improvements.
“Diesel System Experts” performs site inspections on mission critical facilities such as; Hospitals, Data Centers, Financial Institutions, Embassies and Other Government Institutions Worldwide. Our inspections include over 1,500 checkpoint items, and are customized to the specific project/ owner.
We are experts in our field, and provide “Failure Proof” guarantees to customers, who implement our recommendations, as a result of our site inspections.
Contact us to see how we can help protect you.