STORM PREPARATION TIPS
- Create a comprehensive emergency plan that outlines protocols for different types of storms or severe weather events. Assign roles and responsibilities to employees, establish communication channels, and ensure everyone understands the plan. Regularly review and update the plan as needed.
- Safeguard your valuable equipment, machinery, and inventory by anchoring them to prevent movement or damage during high winds.
- Ensure that all important data and files are regularly backed up to off-site or cloud storage. This will protect your business from potential data loss due to power outages or equipment damage during a storm. Consider using backup systems that automatically sync your data.
- Set up reliable communication channels for employees, customers, and suppliers during a storm. Maintain up-to-date contact lists and establish alternative means of communication such as mobile apps or group messaging platforms. This will facilitate coordination and keep everyone informed.
- Invest in a backup power generator to keep critical systems operational during power outages. Ensure the generator is regularly serviced and that employees are trained on its use. Designate essential equipment and systems that require priority power supply.
- Conduct regular training sessions or workshops to educate employees about storm preparedness and response protocols. Provide guidance on what actions to take in case of a storm, including evacuation procedures, safety measures, and reporting channels.
- Stay informed about weather updates and warnings in your area. Sign up for emergency alerts or use weather apps to receive timely information. Develop an evacuation plan and discuss it with your family, including designated meeting points and emergency contacts.
Important Information – These risk management tips are for information only and your personal circumstances have not been taken into account. This communication is not intended to constitute personal advice. If you are interested in discussing this information or acquiring an insurance product, you should contact your insurance adviser.