Skipton Building Society
UPS and Main LV Panel Upgrade to accommodate load shedding and further back up redundancy. New Power distribution to Main Server room.
Critical Paths and Risks Identified:
- Reputational Risk
- High financial losses
- Operational Risk and Loss
Continued growth to the main IT infrastructure to the site had exceeded the current power distribution and back-up systems.
Extreme care had to be taken and all actions considered, the site hosted the control for the business full national ATM coverage, any outage had extreme financial implications meaning works had to be pre planned and phased to have the least impact to business operations as possible.
Specific windows of time were allocated that had zero flexibility for the down time and changeover of services. All works were prepped and ready ahead of time with full detailed programmes in place for the duration of the shutdown, contingency and back out processes were in place for any disaster recovery required. These included additional stand by UPS, pre-installed Power distribution boards supplied from alternate sources along with temporary generator cover. Integration and coordination with site service teams was critical in all steps of the project in closing down systems
With works being carried out in and around live services detailed Risk and Method statements had to be produced with a permit to work system in place on a room by room basis.