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With many manufacturers and businesses closing down or limiting their operations to a skeleton staff over the Christmas and New Years break, properly shutting down your operation is vital for ensuring that it’s ready to start up again as seamlessly as possible once your employees return in the new year.
So, what can you do to ensure that your business is shutdown ready?
If your business will be operating on a skeleton staff over the holiday period, it is important to ensure that they have plenty of stock on hand – both for day-to-day operations and in case of an emergency.
Now is the ideal time to refill your spill kits, deploy spill kit bags across all of your sites (if you have more than one), and invest in absorbent products (such as mats, booms, pillows, pads and rolls). Ensuring that your staff are able to deal with any scenario as it arises will lessen the likelihood that further issues will develop.
iQSafety is ready and waiting for you to place your order – plus, we’ll ensure that it gets to you as quickly as possible.
Christmas is a notoriously busy time of year for postal and courier services, but the added pressure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that deliveries are taking even longer than in previous years.
Place your orders early to ensure that it arrives prior to your business shutting down for the holiday break – the last thing you want to deal with is a package that is due to arrive when there will be no one onsite to receive it. Ordering as early as possible will also ensure that you have everything you need when it’s time to reopen next year.
Although the iQSafety team do everything in their power to ensure that deliveries arrive as quickly as possible, please keep in mind that we are at the mercy of the postal system, too.
What does the future hold for your business? If you know that you’ve got some big jobs coming up shortly after reopening, ensuring that you have everything ready to go can mean less headaches in the new year.
Doing some prep before signing off for the year – like setting goals and planning your first steps after the break – can help you head into the New Year with a renewed sense of focus and purpose. iQSafety can help you to meet your goals by supplying all the safety equipment and accessories you need.
The added bonus of planning for 2021 now is that you won’t be held up by shipping delays in January (as postal and courier services can still be flat out then).
If your business has a holiday shutdown checklist – covering items like notifying clients of your closure dates and turning off all unnecessary electrical equipment – be sure to add the points we’ve discussed above so you can rest assured that you’re ready to jump out of the starting blocks when 2021 rolls around.
Need assistance or advice about an order or the safety of your workplace? Contact the iQSafety team today!