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Emergency Restoration Challenges You Can Not Ignore

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Two emergency restoration challenges you cannot ignore http://www.resourceson-demand.com/blog/2013/09/two-emergency-restoration-challenges-you-can-not-ignore/ Today's companies understand that the path to a successful emergency restoration encompasses knowledge-based administration with technology as a tool. Industry leaders must change their focus from mere concepts of "labor" to the true quality of their most important resource; Knowledge. The Energy Challenge Many consumers take electricity and natural gas services for granted primarily because energy delivery companies go to great lengths to provide them with uninterrupted and reliable service. Every year occasions such as ice storms, hurricanes and fires cause inevitable large-scale service interruptions. Through these events, utility companies deliver swift emergency restoration of service that is difficult to manage. The response and recovery is inflated on numerous fronts, including outlays for response personnel and asset replacement, as well as loss of revenue. The efficiency of emergency restoration relies profoundly on how well employees are trained in using the plans and procedures. The Emergency Restoration Challenge When using emergency restoration to rapidly restore significant service disruptions, utility companies rely on employees, mutual assistance resources and contractors. Guiding these efforts are emergency restoration plans and procedures. These tactics describe the management, communication, operational and collaboration aspects of emergency functions, including prioritization strategies, crew mobilization protocols, mutual assistance agreements, evacuation procedures and safety procedures. The use of the incident command system (ICS) within these plans provides a standardized approach for effective response and recovery operations. In an emergency restoration responders are challenged to act quickly in difficult and rapidly changing situations, exercises and drills provide the best opportunity to practice emergency plans in a controlled environment, identify strengths and weaknesses, and identify improvements. Get more in-depth details on how to conquer these challenges and more by reading my blogs. http://www.resourceson-demand.com/blog/2013/09/two-emergency-restoration-challenges-you-can-not-ignore/