Nobody ever wants a power outage, but it happens, and it is better to be prepared for one that never happens than not be prepared for the one that does. Whether you are at home or in a commercial setting, you need power for reasons as minimal as comfort to more important reasons like health and safety. In life, everything is easier when you have the right tools for the job, which is no exception when preparing for a power outage.
Everything falls apart without a plan, and "deal with it when it happens" is not a good one. In a commercial setting, not having a plan can be life-threatening; when you have emergency procedures in place, everyone knows their responsibilities. Creating a power outage plan — just like creating a fire escape plan — makes for a safer environment. It also ensures that emergency procedures are done promptly to ensure the best results as quickly as possible.
Emergency lights are a critical tool for a power outage, whether in a residential or work setting. Not being able to see is dangerous, and it prevents you from carrying out the rest of your plan, like getting to a generator to restore power to the premises. Emergency lights come in all shapes and sizes, from battery-backed lights for homes to large emergency lights with a separate power source like those you see in hospital settings. The size and power source will be dependent on how large of a space you need to illuminate, but emergency lights should be a priority in your power outage plan.
According to the CDC, food will stay safe in a fridge for four hours and in a freezer for 24 to 48 hours if the door remains closed. More sensitive materials in a commercial setting like medicines or chemicals that need to be kept cool will all have different shelf lives once the power shuts off, so it is essential to have an emergency refrigeration system until you can get to the generator to power your regular refrigerators.
This goes for commercial and residential settings; if the power goes out, you want a way to get information in and out when you need it. With the wonders of modern technology, that is a smartphone for most people, but they aren't always reliable. If you are preparing for an outage at home, make sure to have an emergency radio to know if there is any danger associated with the power outage. If you are in a large work environment like a factory, warehouse, or hospital, it is a good idea to have walkie-talkies with backup batteries so those in leadership roles can communicate with each other from wherever they are on the grounds to execute the power outage safety plan.
Generators are the ultimate protection plan when it comes to keeping things running during a power outage. Whether it is a few hours or a few days, backup generators like the Kubota 11 kW GL11000 Diesel Generator will keep the vital components of your business or home running when you need them the most. Once this generator is running, lighting and refrigeration won't be a worry, and this diesel-powered generator can keep running as long as you have fuel.
At the very least, a power outage is an inconvenience, but you want to be prepared to ensure that it is never more than that. With the proper plan and the right tools, your home or business will be the safest place to be during an adverse advent. Contact us to learn more about our line of products and what we can do to keep your home or business powered.