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Power & Generator Checklist: Are You #DisasterReady?

Sep 21, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Power_And_Generator_Checklist.jpgWith power outages, don’t think if, think when.

We are all susceptible to power outages. In fact, Agility Recovery tells us that 70% of businesses will lose power sometime in the next 12 months. But are we prepared to respond and recover quickly from a disruption? Unfortunately most businesses are not.

What causes power outages? Severe weather is the number one source. But there are many other causes – such as malfunctions at a substation, traffic accidents, a fire in a manhole, and even birds.

Power disruptions can be financial draining. Besides loss of connectivity, power outages can result in lost sales, limited or no productivity, delayed income or sales, increased expenses, customer dissatisfaction, irrecoverable data loss, and more. Though statistics vary, you can find data that reports the annual cost of power outages in the US as high as $150 billion.

To help you become more #DisasterReady, we’ve worked with Agility Recovery to offer a checklist about power outages and the use of generators.

In this checklist we take a look at what to do before an outage hits, preparing your site for generator power, generator safety tips, and how to respond during an outage.

Are you ready to get your business prepared to more effectively recover from power losses? Download our new resource: Power & Generator Checklist.

Shawna Neilson

Written by Shawna Neilson

Shawna is the Director of Risk Management Services at Gibson. Her responsibilities include oversight of the Claims, Claims Consulting, and Loss Prevention teams; providing them with guidance and support for achieving the strategic goals of the agency and clients. Shawna is responsible for the execution of new employee development, ongoing staff planning, and recruiting efforts for Risk Management Services. In addition, Shawna is responsible for Gibson’s #DisasterReady plan and translates her knowledge to offer clients consultation with creating theirs. She is also responsible for researching new risk management solutions to add to the agency’s portfolio in order to enhance the services provided to clients. Additionally, Shawna consults clients on workers’ compensation to reduce claims exposure and costs, and conducts training for clients on various aspects of the risks they face. Read Shawna's Full Bio