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Monday, July 18, 2016



Keeping Your Business Running Smoothly

Nobody wants to deal with a power outage, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared for one.
Running a successful business means that everything needs to be operating at full capacity, from your staff to your power supply. If the latter fails, then you could face some serious problems. So how can you cope with an electrical power outage? Well, it's a combination of being prepared for any eventuality and making sure that you're keeping up to date with any necessary maintenance. To help you out, here's a check-list.


Natural Causes 

A surprising number of power shortages aren't caused by human error, but natural events. Storms are the worst culprits, with lightning, flooding and heatwaves all major risk factors. Falling trees are a big problem too, as they can drag down power lines and extensively damage buildings. So make sure that your business is as weatherproof as possible. Maintaining an optimal temperature, putting flood defences in place and trimming any unruly trees will all help to prevent any natural disasters for your organisation.


Insurance

The right insurance will cover you if you suffer an electrical power outage. Make sure that you take out cover that will protect you in the event of any sudden physical damage to your equipment. This is usually called Utility Services, Service Interruption or Utility Interruption Insurance. A power outage can result in some huge costs, so insurance really is essential. If you're not sure which kind of cover is right for you, contact a few different providers to find one that suits the needs of your business.


Make Sure Your Equipment Works 

Up to date technology is vital too. Power outages can sometimes be caused by equipment that is well past its best. So make sure that you're operating with technology that can cope with the demands of a modern business. If you're in doubt, call in an expert. If something does need replacing, don't put it off. It may be a big outlay right now, but it could save you a lot of money in the future.


Hire a Generator 

If you do find yourself without power, then getting in touch with a generator hire company should be your next step. With many engineers on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, a solution to your power problem is never too far away. Just tell them as much as you can about the current power needs of your business, so that they can find a generator that suits you. Whether your business is big or small, it'll be up and running again before you know it.


Running On Full Power 

As a business owner, you need to be prepared for any possible scenario – including a power outage. Make sure that you've got access to a mobile phone at work, so that you can get in touch with everyone from your insurers to a generator hire company. The more preparation you do now, the less upheaval you'll face in the unlikely event of a power outage. So don't put it off!
The result of all of this effort? You'll be able to carry on trading as normally as possible, with minimal inconvenience for both you and your customers. For any business owner, that is simply invaluable.

Author bio:  Chris Allen is the Operations Director at Templant Group, which provides generators to provide power to events all across the UK.


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