Top Ten Tips for Businesses at Risk of Flooding - Flood Protection Solutions

Posted 26. 06. 2018

Here are some tips for reducing the impact from Simon Crowther, Founder of Flood
Protection Solutions.

  1. Check your flood risk. There are many different types of flooding, so it is important to
    know your level of risk. You can get a flood report from ‘Know Your Flood Risk
  2. Be alert – sign up for the free Environment Agency Floodline Warning Service
  3. Draw up a plan of how you’ll respond to a flood to keep you and your staff safe. Carefully
    think through how you will deal with any hazardous equipment and how to reduce the risk
    from polluting materials
  4. Create a ‘grab bag’ containing essential items such as antibacterial hand gel, spare keys,
    water etc. Make sure this bag is easily accessible – identify in your flood plan where it should
    be kept.
  5. Flooding could destroy your computers so ensure you regularly back up your documents
    and data to a safe and secure storage, such as the cloud, Dropbox, etc.
  6. There are new innovative ways to help protect your own business. Why resort to
    ineffective sandbags when there are more effective products? An example is the Water-Gate
    barrier fromFlood Protection Solutions. Don’t forget that water can come up through the
    ground and drains. Non-return valves and pumps can help here.
  7. Be resilient by minimising the damage floodwater causes if it does enter your building. No
    flood defence scheme can ever be 100% effective. Consider replacing carpets with tiles and
    raising electric sockets.
  8. Familiarise yourself with how to shut off gas, electricity and water supplies at your office.
  9. Store important documents higher up. Make sure they are easily accessible if possible.
  10. If you are flooded, take lots of photos of the damage afterwards and make sure you wear
    rubber gloves – the water can be very contaminated.
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Sole UK distributors of the Water Gate Barrier

The Water-Gate barrier from Megasecur is used in 36 countries around the world. As the sole UK distributor of this flood barrier, we distribute the product across the entire country. The Water-Gate barrier is highly innovative and easily deployed, offering one of the fastest deployment of water
barriers available. Access to emergency vehicles and other vehicles is not compromised as the barrier can be driven over.

The Water-Gate can be shaped around corners and on uneven surfaces, offering flexible protection, and can be joined to create any length. The barrier can be supplied in crates to make deployment of long lengths extremely rapid.
It is cost effective, comparing particularly well with sandbags, especially as it is reusable.

The material used is recyclable and the Water-Gate is reusable making it extremely environmentally friendly.
The barrier is resistant to a long list of chemicals and has been independently tested. It is widely used in pollution control.

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