"When life gives you a heatwave, make cookies!"
Yes, that's true. Organizations need to convert negative impact events into opportunities by being innovative, prepared and resilient.
Can heat waves affect your businesses?
Productivity is impacted at a large scale in industries involving hard labour. Given the cooling requirements, the power consumptions would also hit the roof causing blackouts frequently. Less power means less productivity and therefore growth takes a hit.
Extreme heatwaves can cause fire easily, and to make matters worse, water would be available at a lesser quantity for fire fighting. Ensure flammable items at your homes and workplaces are adequately secured.
Assess how heat can affect the insides of your buildings. Control high temperatures where they can't be tolerated at all - like IT & Communications infrastructure and equipment as they might be damaged by extreme heat.
In periods of extreme heat, avoid vigorous activities
Keep bottles of water handy
Cool your property by keeping curtains and blinds closed during the day and where possible, allow ventilation overnight
Include plans for heatwaves in your organization’s emergency response and business continuity strategies
Protect your organization, get your organization to stay aware. Awareness is key.
Be proactive, protective and resilient. Reach out to us now.
At Gorisco, our motto is 'Embedding Resilience' and we are committed to make the organizations and their workforce resilient. Reach out to us if you have any queries, clarifications or need any support on your initiatives.
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