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Dealing with disaster

‘Disaster’, namely flooding, is high on the agenda for many businesses as we enter 2016. The Christmas period spelled devastating levels of rain, leaving much of the Northern part of the UK under water. Mark Calvert, MD for flood response experts, Adler ...

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Economic impact of severe blackouts could cost billions of pounds

Electrical blackouts could cost the UK economy billions of pounds and with the number of incidents on the rise, organisations are being warned not to underestimate the threat to supply. These are just some of the conclusions from Eaton’s latest ...

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Report reveals that UK power outages doubled last year

The number of power outages in the UK has more than doubled in the past year, potentially costing UK businesses hundreds of thousands of pounds, according to Eaton’s latest Blackout Tracker report. In 2013 there were 505 reported outages, compared ...

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Scaremongering or a real threat – Is Britain facing a dark future?

We seem to be facing daily cries of outrage in the tabloids as they warn of a return to the 1970’s with the prospect of imposed power cuts and energy rationing to prevent blackouts. This raises intriguing questions of whether ...

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Power outage at Sunday’s Super Bowl demonstrates power of effective FM

A facility failure causing a blackout at the Superdome in New Orleans, which resulted in a delay in the middle of the third quarter of the 2013 Super Bowl on Sunday, has highlighted the critical nature of an FMs back up planning ...

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