Is your Business Ready for Severe Weather?
The last few winters have demonstrated that businesses need to be prepared for extreme seasonal changes in weather. To minimize damage and avoid disruptions to your daily operations IBANS recommends taking the following steps to protect yourself, your property and your employees.
Create a snow removal plan
Have a snow removal plan in place well in advance of the first snow fall. If you have a parking lot ensure you have a reputable contractor that carries insurance. Confirm shovels and salt is on hand, and designate employees to monitor potential slip situation and deal with them.
Plan for alternative power supplies
Permanent or portable generators may enable you to continue operating some or all of your electronic equipment. This will minimize down time due to power loss.
Create a business continuity plan
Whether severe winter weather damages your property, or only impedes employees from making it to work, business continuity planning can help you avoid having to completely shut down operations.