Contingency Plans For Power Outages
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If you are currently living in an area that is commonly hit with power outages, it is important that you begin to plan ahead for any future outages that may occur. No matter if you are planning as an individual or as an organisation, these steps will be vital.
As an individual, power failures can disrupt your leisure time, cooking, and many other daily necessities that you require, so it is vital that you have a contingency plan set up so that you do not feel the effects of an outage as harshly.
For organisations and businesses, a contingency plan is vital to make sure that you can continue your regular operations even during an outage. Most businesses in the 21st century rely on electricity, so you cannot afford to go without it.
Planning for Power Outages
One of the most important things you can do if you are expecting an outage or even planning just in case something goes wrong is to create a contingency plan thoroughly and to ensure that everyone in the business is aware of it and understands it.
At Pleavin Power, we are able to support with many aspects of your contingency plan to make sure that you are prepared for all future of power outages.
There are several things that should be considered when planning for a power outage, ranging from risk assessments to the use of backup power sources, all of which are equally important for your business.
One of the first things that businesses must do is to determine which functions, processes, and equipment are essential for your organisation to operate at the proper capacity. This is something that our team can support you with.
We look to prioritise critical systems, such as medical equipment, data servers, and security systems, that require continuous power. This ensures that all of the essentials are still in operation to keep your business running in the meantime.
If you are to experience a power outage, having an experienced team that understands this will allow you to prioritise where you send the remaining power that you have from your generator or alternative power source.
Backup Power Sources
One of the best ways that you can plan for an upcoming power outage is to purchase a backup power source, such as a power generator. These are versatile machines that will be able to give your entire office or facility an ample amount of power at a moment’s notice.
Power generators are a great way to remain protected against power outages, particularly as a business. If you are situated in an area prone to outages, power generators will give you peace of mind that your business will be able to continue operations as normal despite this.
If a generator of any kind is not the choice for you, perhaps you could opt for an uninterruptible power supply or solar panel arrangement. Both of these options will work in a similar way to a generator in that they will give you backup power whenever necessary.
Solar panels have the added benefit of being much more sustainable than other methods of power generation while still being reliable in providing power throughout the day. Coupled with a storage system, these can be an excellent option to keep your business out of the dark.
At Pleavin Power we have been supplying homeowners and businesses with various forms of power generators for many years. This has allowed us to develop our expertise through the years and provide greater services as the years go by.
Maintenance and Testing
It is also important to regularly maintain and test your backup power sources to ensure they function correctly when needed. Testing is imperative, as it means that you can enter a power outage understanding fully what will be functional and what will not.
If you are in need of any support when maintaining your generator, our team is available to assist you with any routine maintenance checks that are necessary for your business’ chosen generator, no matter if you have purchased it from us or not.
As part of our service, we will be able to check fuel levels, batteries, and perform load testing where necessary among other tests. We ensure that we are as thorough as possible to ensure that you are not without power for too long.
Alongside these maintenance tests, we are also able to provide you with a number of generator repair services to make sure that the faults in your generator do not persist for too long. Repairs by a team of professionals is essential to return your generator to the best condition possible.
How Can We Help?
At Pleavin Power, we have many years of experience in providing generators to people all over the UK. No matter if you are in need of a generator for hire or if you would like to purchase a unit, we are happy to deliver whatever you need.
We are also able to provide you with a number of generator repair services that will get your malfunctioning generators back to showroom quality. Our team of professionals are always available to chat if you are in need of any advice or have any questions you would like to pose.
One of our main goals is to provide stringent contingency plans to all of our customers to make sure that you are prepared for any eventuality. Power outages can be detrimental to the productivity of your business which is why purchasing a generator from our stock is vital to keep your business operational.
If you are in need of any further assistance, be sure to get in touch with us at 0151 832 5007 or email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to answer all of your queries.