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Advice for businesses on flooding

You can create a flood plan; it does not need to be detailed or complex. Many of the actions you can take are simple but effective.


General health and safety

  • When cleaning up try to avoid contact with floodwater. Wear protective clothing including rubber gloves, wellingtons, overalls etc
  • Avoid ingesting any water. Wash hands thoroughly and regularly
  • Do not use any electrical equipment or circuits that have been flooded until checked and declared safe by a qualified electrician
  • If the power supply is off, assess the risk to your staff and customers and consider closing the business
  • Do not use internal lifts until power supplies are back to normal. You may become stranded if the supply is interrupted
  • Use specialist detergents when cleaning up petrol/oil and follow safety information from the manufacturer. Ensure adequate ventilation
  • Do not enter any confined spaces where there is known oil/petrol contamination
Page updated: 21/06/2022 Page updated by: Flooding Team

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