Water may be the staff of life, but any amount of water — from a few drips to heavy downpours — can do damage if it gets into the wrong place at the wrong time. If you’re managing safety in your facility, you’ve experienced this firsthand. No workplace is immune to the threat of water hazards. Sometimes they’re weather-related issues, such as a leaky roof, wet entrance or rising water at the loading dock. Other times they’re an operational problem, such as ruptured pipes, toilet overflows or equipment condensation. Most of these water events can’t be avoided, but a clear assessment of the risks at your facility and the right tools in your water preparedness plan can significantly improve your response in both quality and efficiency.
The fallout from water damage extends far beyond the expense of repairs, although that can be significant. The stakes are high when water is an issue.