What to know when flooding is affecting your business.

There are things you should do to prepare for flooding. 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.