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SA's severe storms could spell disaster for your business productivity

by , 02 October 2014
South Africa, especially the Highveld area, has a reputation for its storms. Lately, however, these storms have surpassed their reputation. With violent thunder, lightning and golf-ball sized hail stones, it seems Mother Nature turned up the intensity.

Before you settle back in your office chair and think you're safe from these storms inside your business premises, we have news for you. You're not!

The storms can damage your company premises and they could spell disaster for your business especially when it comes to productivity.

Read on to find out why so you can take the right steps to protect your business...


Here's why SA's severe storms are a threat to your business

Severe storms can do a lot of damage, especially when they bring golf-ball sized hail stones. These can take out an external power supply or Internet connection in a matter of minutes.
This means your business will be stuck without power or Internet. 
This is a disaster for any business because without these recourses you can't carry on with normal business production.
That means decreased productivity and lost revenue. 
Don't worry though, you're not simply at the mercy of Mather Nature. You can protect your business from these violent storms just by doing this.
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Here's what you can do to protect your business from these severe storms

To protect your business and keep it running smoothly, you need to protect your Internet connection and power supply. 
The best way to do this is to have a back-up generator in a protective case. This way the storm won't affect the generator or your power supply.
Also invest in a protective case for your Internet aerials if you have them. This way the storm won't damage them and even if it disturbs the Internet signal it won't have a lasting effect. 
Do this to protect your business and these storms won't turn into a disaster for your company's bottom line. 

Find more tips, tools and practical advice to easily implement health and safety in your workplace here.

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