Electricity is vital to our world and businesses, and our reliance on electrical systems creates a risk. Could you continue operating your business without electricity? Power outages due to cold weather and hurricanes this year show us that natural disasters can strike anywhere, and at any time – and often have ramifications to critical infrastructures, such as power grids and gas lines.
The many types of electrical equipment, and how often they are used, are things we often take for granted when they work as intended. Your business may rely on one or more of the following:
Should one of these systems or pieces of equipment lose its power source, it could not only interrupt daily work, but it could also be dangerous and expensive. Costs could stem from physical damage to the system, loss of business income, service interruption, clean-up, temporary repairs, and spoilage of perishable goods.
Having an emergency preparedness and recovery plan in place can help your business weather the storm should the power go out. Your plan could include:
Severe weather conditions and the havoc they bring are becoming increasingly unpredictable, but having a plan in place to reduce the impact of electrical outages can help your business recover following a storm. Take action today before disaster strikes your electrical system.
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