How to Help Businesses Prepare for a Power Outage
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- Jan 17, 2019 9:31 pm GMTJan 17, 2019 9:30 pm GMT
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Businesses have different power needs than residences, and they also have different challenges when the power goes out. Utilities can help them through these situations by promoting preparedness. Here are some suggestions utilities can share.
Ensure Employee and Customer Safety
Businesses should think in advance about how to ensure the safety of employees and customers in the event of a power outage. One consideration is downed power lines around the premises, which could prevent people from safely entering or leaving the building. Another is elevators and escalators, which may become impossible or dangerous to use in the event of a power outage. Management may also want to educate employees in advance about things like safe exit routes, the location of emergency kits and equipment (see below), and how to lock the business to limit the possibility of burglary.