Flood protection for business property

Flood training your staff

Guide

Proper flood training enables your employees to respond quickly in the event that your business is flooded. This helps them to protect themselves and anyone else on your premises, such as customers, contractors or suppliers, by acting quickly to minimise the potential damage that flooding may cause to your business.

Flood wardens

Employees need to understand flood warnings and what to do when a flood warning is issued. This includes understanding the immediate and potential dangers of flooding and how to evacuate the building safely if there is a flood threat to your property. You might also want to train a few staff to act as flood wardens. Flood wardens will know how to shut down the business, coordinate the safe evacuation of the property and use any flood protection products in the event of flooding. See reduce potential flood damage.

Flood plan

Having a business flood plan will help you identify and allocate essential tasks in the event of a flood that will help minimise the damage caused by flooding. Having a flood response exercise, like a fire drill, can help you check that your plan is workable, your flood training is effective and that staff know what to do and where to muster if there is a flood at your business premises and the building needs to be evacuated. See prepare a business flood plan.

Flood risk for staff working remotely

Flooding could also affect employees working from home or off-site. You should check which of your employees may be at risk of flooding. You could help them draw up a flood plan if they haven't got one in place.