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.
You should review and update your plan annually.
We have worked with the Chemical and Downstream Oil Industries Forum to develop guidance to advise regulated sites on how to assess and manage flood risk.