Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Make sure you have an evacuation plan for your building. You should practice this in the same way you would practice a fire drill.
You should examine the flood maps for your area to work out safe routes in and out of your building where roads should stay open.
Identify safe areas where staff can shelter during a flood.
Contact your insurance company quickly, and provide them with information about the extent of the damage. Photographs can help prepare a plan for repairs.
Flood waters can carry a number of potentially harmful materials, such as oil, sewage, chemicals and agricultural wastes. You should take care when cleaning up and protect staff against any risks.
Damaged goods and materials
Make sure any materials that are to be disposed of as waste are dealt with by a registered waste contractor. Some materials may be contaminated and may be classed as hazardous/special waste.
Construct new buildings, or refurbish flood damaged buildings taking into account how design features can protect your business in the future.
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