Do you know if your business is at risk from flooding? If it is then you need to create a business flood plan.
Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the UK. There has been a major flood every year since 1998 and with climate change this is likely to get worse. Consequently UK businesses are more likely to be hit by flooding than destroyed by fire. It is estimated that 300,00 UK businesses are at risk from flooding. Every business should check whether they are at risk of flooding and if they are, then they should develop a Business Flood Plan.
A Business Flood Plan will help you to mitigate the risk to your business from flooding; potentially reduce the cost to your business and could make gaining insurance easier. Preparation now could make the difference between your business failing after a flooding incident or being able to get back on your feet quickly and continuing in business.
This comprehensive document outlines:
- How you can find out if your business is at risk of flooding
- How to sign up for flood warnings and what different flood warnings mean
- An explanation of what you should include in your flood plan.
- A checklist for your business to assess how prepared you are in case of flooding.
Being flooded is never going to be easy, but with preparation the impact of flooding on your business can be significantly reduced. Leading to less physical damage to your buildings, stock holdings, key equipment and critical areas and minimising the long term impact on your customers, supplier relationships and your staff too. Developing your Business Flood Plan might also make gaining business insurance easier.
This resource 'Checklist for Business Flood Planning' will guide you to work through all the important steps.