Emergency Contacts Every Business Should Have on Speed Dial

Written by Chloe Harwood

When there’s an emergency and your business is going through a bad time, who are you going to call? It seems that almost every business tries to be self-sufficient and deal with all of their problems on their own. Are some of your employees going through a dispute? Leave it to human resources! Do you need a logo designed? Leave it to the new intern that spent a month doing art for summer school! Do we need a computer repaired? Let’s ask around and see who’s good with tech!

It doesn’t make sense for a business to try and be self-sufficient through and through. Even tech giants such as Google and Facebook often outsource services and use third-party contacts to get work done—even work that they are fully equipped to do. It just doesn’t make much sense to stress out your employees and add on additional work that they aren’t planned to do. But when it comes to emergencies, almost every business in the world has a couple of contacts that they keep on speed dial.

Gas and Electrical Emergencies

Do you smell gas? Unless you work in some kind of construction or manufacturing industry, then that’s probably not a good sign. Your business should have the right safety measures such as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, but if something is found and you hear those beeps or smell gas, then you better contact the emergency services right away and evacuate the premises. Electrical emergencies are no different. If there is a sudden power outage or surge that caused your computers to fry, then it’s a cause for concern that needs to be dealt with. In most cases, surges can be prevented with industrial-grade surge protectors.

Specialised Companies

Every business relies on a niche set of specialised emergencies. For example, a transport company that fuels their vehicles in-house (or rather, at their own garage) will most likely be using their own fuel reserves and tanks. A company like New Era Fuels is capable of supplying your business with the fuels and lubricants it needs, and with their number of speed dial, you can be sure that you won’t ever run into low fuel supply due to a busy day or an increase in active vehicles. There are many other specialised supplies and services, so ensure that you get to know the businesses that are in your industry and how to effectively contact them.

Tech Support

Almost every business in the world uses computers or some kind of technology to operate their business. However, most of them don’t have in-house tech support teams either because there is simply no need, and they will outsource their tech work whenever it needs to be done. Unfortunately, this means that if there is a problem such as a computer not starting up or a hard drive failing, those businesses won’t know how to fix the issue. While you don’t need to hire an in-house tech support guru, it’s a good idea to have a local computer company on speed dial so that they can fix your issues as they crop up.

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Chloe Harwood