Specialty Fuel Services - Your Secret Weapon For Business Continuity
Specialty Fuel Services - An Integral Part Of Your Business Continuity Plan
Don’t get caught short when an emergency strikes. If it’s time to revisit your business continuity plan, let Specialty Fuel Services help with preparedness. Strategic fuel reserves mean you’ll have the fuel you need, complete with portable fueling stations and tanks and the staff to operate them, for as long as you need.
Our employees are expertly trained to operate our specialty fueling equipment on your premises, and can deliver emergency fuels until your business is operating normally again. Contact us today, and one of our team members will discuss our fuel delivery services and how we can help. We’ll work with you to create a personalized fuel delivery plan for your business to save you from the losses of unexpected downtime.
What Is Business Continuity?
It’s the capability and capacity of an organization to recover and maintain vital functions during and after a business disruption. Business continuity planning creates the risk management processes and procedures intended to prevent interruptions to mission-critical services, as well as re-establish an organization’s operations as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The plan is the document that collects all the critical information an organization needs to continue operations during a sudden, unplanned event.
One important aspect of a Business Continuity Disaster Recovery (BCDR) plan is a calling list of individuals, both internal and external. This includes essential employees as well as vendors. Keep it updated, with current phone numbers, emails and addresses, for the day it’s needed.
Your Company’s Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan
Your company’s BCDR should contain sections for disaster recovery and crisis management. A generator or two is probably included. But after any kind of business disruption, keeping it fueled and running will be difficult.
Which units are essential, and which units can the business run without in the short term? If you’re not sure where to start, resources are available at Ready.Gov from the Office of Homeland Security.
After Disaster Restoration, Business Continuity Management
Once you’re through the initial disaster, everything shifts to business recovery. Your data center, your company intranet, and all the things that go along with day-to-day operations can get back online. If you have power, you’ll be able to start right away. But if not, that’s when you’ll need to create your own “power grid.”
Generators will keep everything from the lights and water running to operating your data center (and the HVAC system that keeps it cooled.) How long will they need to operate? Without replenishing the fuel, the generator will stop once the tank is emptied. Running out of generator fuel—when you need it the most—can inhibit your recovery, and leave your critical systems open to breakdowns/shutdowns.
Another fuel variable—what about getting your employees back and forth to work? Essential employees are a critical part of any business contingency plan. Your business can’t recover if you don’t have employees there to do it. Specialty Fuel Services can add fueling operations for personal vehicles to your emergency fuel and business continuity plan, and help your business get back to normal as soon as possible.