A workplace recovery scheme for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is being piloted by business continuity specialist SunGard Availability Services.

The scheme provides businesses with a secure recovery suite, which has IT and communications infrastructure, and can house ten workers in the event that the business is unable to operate in its normal location due to an incident such as a fire.

The suite will be available within six hours of a call being logged and can be accessed between Monday and Friday from 6am to 8pm.

SMEs will be able to buy the service on a pay-as-you-go basis, rather than by the subscription fee that is employed for larger companies.