Is your business ready for bad weather?

Don’t get caught out by winter this year.Picture of children playing in the snow

In case you haven’t been watching the news here in the UK, the snow is back. Round here in East Anglia it’s just cold, but snow is falling further north.

If you haven’t done so already, have you gone through your winter preparation checklist yet?

Have you:

  • checked that the frost stats in the office work;
  • stocked up on rock salt to clear paths and drive ways;
  • got out the snow chains or winter tyres (where appropriate);
  • tested the battery on the UPS;
  • made sure there are spare bulbs in the office, home and vehicles;
  • checked the anti-freeze in the vehicles;
  • increased the strength of the windscreen washer fluid;
  • put a travel blanket, spare jumper, shovel, reflective jacket and emergency food and water in cars and vans;
  • started to allow more time for early morning journeys when setting up meetings and deliveries.

Other things to consider

Think about the journeys you make in your business. Do you and your staff spend a lot of time on the road? Have you thought about how you could continue meeting your objectives even though the roads were blocked? Thinking about it now, rather than when you are stuck in a massive traffic jam, will allow you to put in place alternative ways of working.

Who knows, you may even remove the need to travel: e.g. by using video conferencing.

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Agdon Associates and Business Continuity UK are no longer in business. This website is not being updated: it has been left online solely as a source of useful information on Business Continuity.

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2 Responses to Is your business ready for bad weather?
  1. Another thought – in-car charger for phone. Plus check contact lists are up to date.

  2. Gareth Howell

    Quite right, Jean. Thanks for the comment.

Is your business ready for bad weather?

Don’t get caught out by winter this year.Picture of children playing in the snow

In case you haven’t been watching the news here in the UK, the snow is back. Round here in East Anglia it’s just cold, but snow is falling further north.

If you haven’t done so already, have you gone through your winter preparation checklist yet?

Have you:

  • checked that the frost stats in the office work;
  • stocked up on rock salt to clear paths and drive ways;
  • got out the snow chains or winter tyres (where appropriate);
  • tested the battery on the UPS;
  • made sure there are spare bulbs in the office, home and vehicles;
  • checked the anti-freeze in the vehicles;
  • increased the strength of the windscreen washer fluid;
  • put a travel blanket, spare jumper, shovel, reflective jacket and emergency food and water in cars and vans;
  • started to allow more time for early morning journeys when setting up meetings and deliveries.

Other things to consider

Think about the journeys you make in your business. Do you and your staff spend a lot of time on the road? Have you thought about how you could continue meeting your objectives even though the roads were blocked? Thinking about it now, rather than when you are stuck in a massive traffic jam, will allow you to put in place alternative ways of working.

Who knows, you may even remove the need to travel: e.g. by using video conferencing.

Image courtesy of wikimedia commons 


Agdon Associates and Business Continuity UK are no longer in business. This website is not being updated: it has been left online solely as a source of useful information on Business Continuity.

If you found this article interesting, please help me by clicking the Google +1 button and/or the Facebook Like button. If you wish, you could Tweet it as well.
Thank You

2 Responses to Is your business ready for bad weather?
  1. Another thought – in-car charger for phone. Plus check contact lists are up to date.

  2. Gareth Howell

    Quite right, Jean. Thanks for the comment.

Is your business ready for bad weather?

Don’t get caught out by winter this year.Picture of children playing in the snow

In case you haven’t been watching the news here in the UK, the snow is back. Round here in East Anglia it’s just cold, but snow is falling further north.

If you haven’t done so already, have you gone through your winter preparation checklist yet?

Have you:

  • checked that the frost stats in the office work;
  • stocked up on rock salt to clear paths and drive ways;
  • got out the snow chains or winter tyres (where appropriate);
  • tested the battery on the UPS;
  • made sure there are spare bulbs in the office, home and vehicles;
  • checked the anti-freeze in the vehicles;
  • increased the strength of the windscreen washer fluid;
  • put a travel blanket, spare jumper, shovel, reflective jacket and emergency food and water in cars and vans;
  • started to allow more time for early morning journeys when setting up meetings and deliveries.

Other things to consider

Think about the journeys you make in your business. Do you and your staff spend a lot of time on the road? Have you thought about how you could continue meeting your objectives even though the roads were blocked? Thinking about it now, rather than when you are stuck in a massive traffic jam, will allow you to put in place alternative ways of working.

Who knows, you may even remove the need to travel: e.g. by using video conferencing.

Image courtesy of wikimedia commons 


Agdon Associates and Business Continuity UK are no longer in business. This website is not being updated: it has been left online solely as a source of useful information on Business Continuity.

If you found this article interesting, please help me by clicking the Google +1 button and/or the Facebook Like button. If you wish, you could Tweet it as well.
Thank You

2 Responses to Is your business ready for bad weather?
  1. Another thought – in-car charger for phone. Plus check contact lists are up to date.

  2. Gareth Howell

    Quite right, Jean. Thanks for the comment.