If you’ve waited to develop a plan for disaster recovery after a crisis has already occurred, you have lost valuable time. Additionally, if a large-scale or regional crisis has happened, all local companies have more than likely retained the resources you may need to start they recoveries – which can result in even more downtime
Further, the recovery process can take even more time if updated information is not available, such as: up to date one lines, equipment inventories and systems priorities
Attempting to sort out these priorities during the chaos that follows an event makes decision making more difficult. It is recommended that planning for these events ahead of time will get your facility up and running much sooner and more efficiently.
With established emergency procedures, the consequences of the loss of electrical power can be minimized if a disaster occurs. Pre-crisis audits also provide the benefit of potentially identifying internal problems that could cause issues, including: storage blocking equipment access and/or escape routes, missing breaker racking or lifting tools, missing drawings, and so on
It is also important to make emergency preparedness part of the culture of an organization, so employees are trained and versed on how to respond.
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