With many areas of the UK having experienced challenging weather conditions in the run-up to the festive period, business owners are advised to make sure they have in place sufficient contingency plans to cover any unexpected incidents that could occur over the coming months.
This includes safeguarding business premises against the risk of flooding or burst pipes, for example by moving valuable equipment to a higher level, and ensuring that pipes are properly protected against cold weather.
It is also important to review your insurance policies to ensure that they are up-to-date and that the level and type of cover are appropriate.
In adverse weather conditions, it may also be worth offering employees the option of working from home where appropriate. As well as safeguarding your staff, this will help to ensure continuous cover in the event that your business premises are forced to close.