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BRPM Case Studies

Below is an example of how our Business Recovery Project Management services work in action. You can read this case study and more below:

A company that manufactured 25,000 domestic radiators a week suffered a fire that caused major damage to the paint line and roof. The company was forced to outsource painting meaning an increased cost of working of more than £200,000/week.

DF&A were requested by the business owner to project manage recovery work, following involvement in a previous claim a few years prior. A deadline of 10-12 weeks to recommence in-house painting had been set, in order to ensure the business continued to meet contractual requirements with their customers.

Due to the magnitude of the project, once loss mitigation measures had been put in place, there were 5 days spent planning recovery, with 27 separate contractors involved in the recovery process. The decision was made to re-roof the paint shop, as significant damage to steelwork was found when the roof was stripped.

Internal scaffolds were erected to allow simultaneous work on roof repairs, plant/equipment repairs and asbestos removal. The top of the powder coat oven was rebuilt alongside policyholders design team with built-in features to prevent re-occurrence of the issue. In total works were carried out on: 2 ovens, conveyor systems, paint line and paint shop were re-wired, 12 new gas oven burners installed and 4 km of conveyor track was inspected/repaired.

Through DF&A’s diligent approach to project management that focused on business interruption, the impact on the business and its customer, as well as increased costs of working, in-house painting resumed 8 weeks after fire, 16 weeks faster than initial estimates by other professionals. This led to a potential £3.2m reduction in overall claim costs. Most importantly, the business kept its contracts and were back to business as usual in 8 weeks.

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