Unexpected accidents can strike at any time. It’s obvious you should protect your assets in the case of unlucky circumstances like theft, extreme weather conditions, or vandalism. But there are other ways you can ensure your business won’t be out of pocket when the chips are down.
Think about the hit that your business takes in the case of a natural disaster. Not only can there be extreme damage, but you might not be able to trade. While you recuperate from accidents, your business is vulnerable to even more added costs and losses when the ‘Closed’ sign is up in your window. These costs can come in the form of overtime wages for staff struggling to get the business back on track, and restricted operations and profits while you wait for something essential to be rebuilt.
Business Interruption Insurance protects you against these additional setbacks. There’s no sense incurring even more losses for your business during times of disaster. Business Interruption Insurance allows your business risk management to be watertight and will help you survive any rough spell.
Power black-outs as a simple example
Let’s consider the recent example of the state-wide blackout in South Australia. 2016 saw many South Australian businesses suffer as a result of power outages that affected the entire state – specifically due to a widespread lack of Business Interruption Insurance.
No-one saw the large-scale blackout coming, and while the power was out, trade was severely limited for a lot of industries. Business SA reported that many affected businesses did not have Business Interruption Insurance at all, and those that did had skimpy policies that did not cover the true losses incurred during the power failure.
Business Interruption Insurance offers robust protection against the worst that the weather can throw at you. When accidents happen to your business, you need more than just the replacement and repair of your assets. You need to consider how your profits will be affected if you should find yourself in a disaster zone.
To find out more about how Business Interruption Insurance can be tailored to your specific industry and operations, contact Morgan Insurance today.