Power Outage Procedures for Your Business

Posted by Kayla Reznick on

Power outages can be caused by forces out of your control. From severe weather conditions to automobile accidents, your business may be impacted. Creating a power outage procedure will not only prevent your equipment from damage or data loss but will reduce downtime of your business to prevent revenue loss. To keep your business running, you need to implement a plan even before the lights go out.


How to Prepare?

The first step to prepare for a power outage is to create a business continuity plan (BCP). This is a document of critical information to continue operating during unexpected events. This plan will ensure your business bounces back quickly when disaster strikes. It will also prevent costly damage from loss of power. Creating a plan will ensure you know where your business has vulnerabilities. Having regular inspections of power protection equipment and risk assessments done will only further prepare you for an unforeseen outage.

Preventative Measures:

It’s also important to consider your backup power solutions. An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system can be your primary defense when it comes to an unexpected outage. You may also want to consider expanding your level of protection by investing in an extended battery module (EBM). This will enable longer run times during power loss to ensure the protection of your equipment. In addition, adding surge protection devices can help prevent power surges that will damage electronics. Make sure you are well informed on how to run all your backup power equipment and that it’s well maintained.

Take Away:

You won’t know when the next disaster might strike. Whether you are part of a critical healthcare industry or the restaurant industry, safety is the highest priority during a power outage. Taking the time to prepare for the unexpected will only make your business excel when the time comes for an emergency.

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