Businesses in all shapes and sizes are finding out to their cost, that failing to have a contingency plan in place to deal with a critical incident is costing jobs and many cases the very business itself.
Imagine the scenario, it’s raining and keeps raining to the point that there are floods affecting all of the surrounding area. Hey, things are OK, it’s the weekend and you are resting comfortably at home which has not being affected by the deluge.
Now Monday morning is here and on your way into work – you notice the fire engines pumping out several homes. Hum it was worse than you thought – a little bit of rain does not hurt anyone – well that’s what you were told whilst growing up.
As you drive to your business premises you see several members of staff standing outside watching you turn into the car park. One of your most trusted employees runs up and even before you stop he has opened the drivers door. He quickly and excitedly tells you that the fire brigade have been out until the early hours pumping out the your business premises and all the electrics are now off.
When you inspect the damage it is worse than you thought there is water damage to the computers and many of the business machines. Water has damaged stock and the floors and lower walls are still completely sodden.
There is little chance of any work being done and you now have to think about the decisions you are going to make.
Is your business now threatened?
What about fire?
Or snow and ice?
DO NOT leave it until it is to late, even with insurance, how long would your business survive ?