Power outages: safeguarding for your business

Preparing for power outages

In its Winter Outlook report, the National Grid electricity system operator suggested that in a highly “unlikely” scenario, households and businesses might face planned three-hour power outages to ensure that the UK’s grid can cope with the demand. 

Therefore, it is vital that organisations assess their own level of risk. Understanding the true implications of an extended blackout, and whether existing power protection measures are fit for purpose is key. All of this makes an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system essential for businesses of all sizes. 

Routine maintenance means sailing through power outages

As experts in the field, we understand the importance of preventative maintenance and advise all of our clients to adopt proactive service strategies. Having routine maintenance during the lifetime of your UPS system will prevent failures before they occur. Removing the need for costly emergency actions is undoubtedly an investment worth making. It is critical to ensure routine maintenance of vital components within a UPS system. Capacitors, fans, batteries and bypass switches, should all be routinely serviced.

Three-phase UPS Health Check

If you’re unsure, be sure to speak to us here at Microcomms about our Three-Phase UPS Health Check Service. When you do, we’ll take the time to discuss with you the business’ current UPS autonomy and surge protection provision. We’ll identify what devices are critical to your daily operations. If you were to experience power outages that disconnected phones, internet, wireless, server and data/database/software access, EPOS/payment services, internal networking, and manufacturing production lines, how would this affect your business? All of this information is key to building your unique solution.

Once we’ve worked out the above, we’ll visit your premises to conduct a physical, environmental and mechanical inspection of all UPS equipment. We will then provide you with a comprehensive report that outlines the current health status of your systems. This will come with a breakdown of short-to-long-term recommendations and advice on the next steps. This could comprise of expansion, battery replacement or warranty extension.

Microcomms is here to help

In short, we will work to ensure that your business will not be left in the dark during power outages this winter. Planned three-hour power outages might be referred to as “unlikely”, but they have certainly not been ruled out. When you consider the potentially high cost of not having an effective UPS system in place should the worst happen, it makes sense to insure yourself against it. With that in mind, be sure to give us a call and get your 3-Phase UPS Health Check Service underway.

Customer support with Microcomms

With that in mind, be sure to give us a call and get your Three-Phase UPS Health Check Service underway.

Microcomms Success Stories

“It was great to have you and your team on site to install the equipment. You did a great job, both in making everything work, but also in handling a very difficult situation with sense of urgency and reassurance. I am impressed.
Your effort is highly appreciated.

, Reckitt Vienna

“Microcomms provide us with fantastic on-site and remote support. Nothing is ever too much trouble and all issues are dealt with quickly and efficiently. They have provided strategic insight into improving our infrastructure as well as maintaining our provision on a daily basis, always ensuring education and pupil's best interests are at the forefront of all actions.”.

Adam Anderson
Head Teacher, Ludgvan Primary School

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Aki Kardamilakis
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Jodi Lightner
Office Coordinator, Reckitt Rogers, AR

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Julian Holmes
IT Manager, Coodes Solicitors

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Nick Gammon
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