Monday, 14 July 2014

Fire at Stroud company shows importance of having a proper business continuity system

A fire at a company providing metal surface treatments near Stroud totally destroyed one building housing a chemical milling process. Fortunately, the other operations at the site were not affected and there appears to be no visible damage to the environment.  I checked the River Frome which flows through the site and trout were still swimming in it.

We all realise that fire is a major disaster and, typically, companies do not recover after a major fire. However, fire is just one of the events which can affect the continuity of your business.  That is why it is essential that you have a workable and where appropriate, tested, business continuity system in place rather than a disaster recovery plan.

See more about business continuity.

See BBC video on the fire.

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