Is Your Company Prepared for a Power Outage?
Discover if your business is ready to handle either a short or long term power outage.
In an increasingly digital world, a power outage can mean more than just a loss of business; it can mean a loss of data, customer faith, and ultimately money. Sure, if the lights go out for a few minutes, pretty much all you need to do is sit and wait, but what happens when the lights don’t come back on after just a few minutes. If you’re the person in charge of your business, you’re going to need to swing into action.
There are ways to help mitigate the negative impact of a power outage, all you need to do is follow these simple steps, and you won’t have anything to fear the next time things go dark.
Keep it Lit
The first thing you need to think about when the lights go out and stay out is keeping your staff and your customers safe. That means ensuring that you’re not stumbling blindly around in the dark. If you do not have a backup generator with a functioning transfer switch, you’ll want to keep some flashlights and spare batteries handy in case of an emergency.
Make an Evacuation Plan (and Tell People About It)
Make sure that in the event of a power outage, everyone in your company knows the quickest and safest route to exit the building. If you’re above the ground floor, make sure everyone knows how to find the stairs. It’s also a good idea to establish a nearby landmark where your people should congregate once they’ve left the building.
Keep a First Aid Kit Nearby
Even if the lights are on, your company should have a first aid kit ready to go. When the lights go out, the danger in your office spikes, so it’s always a good idea to make sure you’ve got basic medical supplies on hand. This includes checking your kit annually to be sure that supplies are well stocked and usable.
Protect Your Data
Once you’ve got a plan in place to help protect your staff and your customers, it’s time to think about protecting your products and that all-important data. After all, when the power blinks, that means refrigerators, computers, and registers all turn off as well.
In these instances, a reliable generator is indispensable. With a backup generator in play, you can focus on keeping your people safe without having to worry about your company’s bottom line.
To learn more about how to prepare and keep your business safe during a power outage, contact Diesel Service and Supply today!
| 3/2/2017 12:54:21 AM
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