Prepare a flood plan for your business
Preparing and putting in place a flood plan is the most important thing you can do to prepare your business for flooding.
A flood plan is a written document that outlines how your business will respond to a flood.
It should include:
- A list of important contacts, including Floodline 0845 988 1188, building services, suppliers and evacuation contacts for staff.
- A description or map showing locations of key property, protective materials and service shut-off points.
- Basic strategies for protecting property, preventing business disruption and assisting recovery.
- Checklists of procedures that can be quickly accessed by staff during a flood.
If a flood is imminent, your main priority is to make sure that your staff are safe.
You should review and update your plan annually.