Posted on: 14 April 2020
If you run a commercial operation that involves interaction with the general public, is open for extended hours or provides an essential service, you need to be prepared for all eventualities. To an extent, you need to expect the unexpected and be ready for any interruption so that you can continue to service your customers as much as possible. Are you really prepared for an interruption to your power supply, for example?
Ready for Anything
Recent worldwide events have shown how vulnerable society is to any type of interruption, and this will undoubtedly make people warier in the future. While it may have been impossible to prepare for the worldwide health emergency, of course, it's definitely possible to prepare for other natural disasters caused by weather.
A landfalling cyclone can inflict damage that may completely overwhelm the power grid for some days. A major bushfire in the area may have the same effect, and this may cause a significant issue for those organisations that are not prepared.
As your company may provide a crucial service that local people rely on day after day, you need to be sure that you can get back up and running as soon as possible following such an event. As you will not be able to rely on the power grid, you need to think about installing a backup generator instead.
This type of generator may be expensive, but it will provide you with a lifeline when a major weather event rolls around. You'll be able to open your doors to those frantic consumers, and they will certainly remember that you were prepared to help them during their hour of need.
Weigh up the cost of buying and installing a backup generator against several different factors. For example, you'll be able to safeguard your revenue and may even take in additional money during an emergency, simply because you were open when a competitor was not. You will also enhance your reputation in the marketplace, which can lead to additional footfall in the weeks and months ahead.
Remember, you must have a supply of propane (or similar fuel) on hand at all times just in case. Your backup generator can then come online immediately, once the unexpected event has passed.
Talk with a commercial electrician as soon as possible and plan to install a backup generator before the next critical emergency.Share