Operational performance: Capacity calculators

Capacity & Commercial Impacts Calculator and how to optimise your operations based on reduced capacity

Fáilte Ireland has created a ‘Capacity & Commercial Impacts Calculator’ to help businesses to assess which parts of their operation can function profitably, how to utilise any available space to help overcome capacity reductions and where to drive efficiencies. 

As each business is a different size, fit-out and shape, they must determine their new capacity and input this into the calculator. This can be adjusted as physical distancing restrictions ease. The calculator will help the business to determine:

  • The effect of reduced capacity within the business
  • Commercial impact of cost management and revenue generation opportunities
  • The feasibility of new service options

Fáilte Ireland has also developed a series of ‘Optimise Your Operations’ guides to assist owners and managers to think creatively about how they can use their existing assets.

These documents outline a series of considerations (for example, on operational planning, potential new business models, addressing physical distancing on-site, innovative usage of space, etc.), with suggestions and guidance from sectoral experts to help navigate the reopening process and to optimise both the guest experience and the sustainability of the business.

Use the calculator and guidelines for re-opening for your sector:

Light blue icon with luggage graphic and text 'hotels and guesthouses'

Operational performance guidance for hotels and guesthouses

Blue icon with chef graphic and text 'restaurants and cafes'

Operational performance guidance for restaurants, cafes, bars and gastropubs

Pink icon with caravan graphic

Operational performance guidance for caravans and camping

Operational performance guidance for B&Bs

Purple icon with map graphic and text 'activity providers'

Operational performance guidance for activity operators

Green icon with castle graphic and text 'visitor attractions'

Operational performance guidance for visitor attractions

Orange icon with text 'self catering'

Operational performance guidance for self catering