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Fuel is the life blood of our economy, over the last few years disputes in the fuel industry and higher prices have caused disruption to supplies. In order to continue business activity it is important that business owners and managers plan for interruptions to their business.

Fuel Supply Checklist

Below are some initial questions that you may wish to run through your Business Continuity Plans when considering the impact of a disruption in the fuel supply.

Getting to work

  • Would all of your staff actually need to come to work during a period of disruption? For example, could some staff work effectively from home or from another site/office that is closer to home?
  • Could your staff make more efficient use of their private vehicles by car sharing with colleagues?
  • Could your staff make greater use of public transport to get to work?

At work

  • Which of your Companies functions are critical and must continue during any period of disruption?
  • Of these, which critical functions must have vehicles in order to deliver them?
  • Which of your Companies functions are less critical such that they could be scaled back or even suspended during a period of disruption?
  • Of these, which functions normally depend on vehicles in order to deliver them – i.e. could your Company reduce its overall demand for fuel during a period of disruption?
  • Could you multi-task your vehicles in order to make maximum use of their delivery capacity?
  • Could you make greater use of the vehicles in your fleet that have lower fuel consumption?
  • Could your Company explore ways of sharing vehicles with other Category 1 responders through local agreements?
  • How would you activate and deactivate your own plans with the minimum of fuss and disruption?