Businesses can experience many emergency situations. As such, there may be a number of contingency plans in place—but do you have a plan for what to do in a power outage? Here’s how to prepare your business so that you can continue operating safely.
Ensuring that your staff has proper training and the safety and medical equipment they need can be a great help in the event that a power outage strikes. Training should assign a role to each employee, and all should participate in regular emergency drills for a seamless transition in an outage.
A backup power source will be absolutely essential to continue operations during a power outage. This includes gas or diesel generators, as well as battery backups for computers. Vital data and records should be backed up regularly and stored at an off-site location so they can be accessed in an emergency.
Items like smoke detectors, fully ADA-compliant tactile surfaces and emergency lighting should all be present to ensure all who work in your facility can continue to do so safely.
There are many ways to protect your business in the event of a power outage. For more great tips, check out this detailed infographic from ADA Solutions.