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How Does White Label IT Handle P1 Emergency IT Support Cases?

In the realm of IT support, P1 emergency cases are critical incidents that demand immediate attention due to their potential impact on your organisation's operations. When outsourcing your helpdesk to White Label IT, it's crucial to understand how we handle these cases.

In this article, we'll explore the process we follow when dealing with a P1 emergency, including the following key aspects:

  1. Identifying P1 emergency cases

  2. Initial response and information gathering

  3. Following our client's predefined action plan

  4. Executing Task Templates (TT)

  5. Coordinating with third parties whenever necessary

Identifying P1 emergency cases 

White Label IT maintain a list of P1 case examples provided by each client, detailing the actions we should take in specific emergency situations. These might include server outages, power outages, or other disruptive events. Clear communication between our clients and our helpdesk is essential in identifying and prioritising P1 cases effectively.

Initial response and information gathering

When a P1 emergency case is reported, our agents are trained to perform an initial assessment. They promptly take the call, attempt to gain access to the site, determine if there is a power or internet issue, and investigate if there have been any major changes.

This triage response is a standard procedure that we follow to minimise the impact on our clients’ operations.

Following our client's predefined action plan

Once the nature of the problem is identified, our helpdesk agents follow our client's predefined action plan for that specific P1 case. This plan outlines the steps that need to be taken, from escalating the issue to higher-level support, to contacting the client, or proceeding with other actions as necessary. 

We recommend that action plans are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure that they remain relevant and effective.

Executing Task Templates (TT)

A Task Template (TT) is a set of instructions provided by a client that details the actions White Label IT should take when dealing with specific P1 cases. These templates ensure that our helpdesk agents follow the correct protocol and perform the necessary tasks in an efficient manner. 

Implementing TTs can streamline the resolution process and improve overall service quality.

Coordinating with third parties whenever necessary

In some cases, White Label IT may need to contact third parties, such as the Internet Service Provider (ISP) or the power company, to resolve the issue. This step is only taken when our client has authorised us to do so in their predefined action plan or Task Template. Establishing a clear communication channel with third-party vendors can expedite the resolution process and minimise downtime.


We at White Label IT are equipped to handle P1 emergency IT support cases by identifying the issue, gathering relevant information, following our client's predefined action plan, executing Task Templates, and coordinating with third parties when necessary.

By ensuring that we are well-prepared for such emergencies, with up-to-date predefined action plans and TT’s, together we can maintain your organisation's operations and minimise downtime.

For a deeper understanding of this topic, you can watch this interview with industry expert Yusuf Yeganeh of White Label IT, where he discusses P1 emergency IT support cases in more detail.

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