Tips to light up your practice during power outages
- Get the load shedding schedule on sharenet
You can get the early warning alerts for your area through subscribing to Sharenet, to help you schedule around the power outage.
- Protect against surges
You can get surge protectors from retailers like Game or Makro. Surge protectors regulate power supply upon restoration of electricity.
- Swap your desktop for a laptop
To avoid losing any unsaved work, and to keep you mobile and working throughout the power outage, swap your desktop for a laptop.
- Powerbank device for your tablets/laptops
A powerbank device will also help you keep smartphones and laptops charged. There are numerous options on the market with a wide range of prices and specs.
- Connectivity options
If the broadband is off along with the lights, swapping to a 3G connection will get you straight back online. 3G dongles and “MiFi” devices are available from all the networks, on contract or a prepaid data basis.
- Alternative power sources
You can consider getting an inverter which can supply power to a computer, a modem or even light. Alternatively, you can also look at investing in a portable generator. There are various on the market depending on the specs and the size.
- Confirm your claims
If you use paper to write your claims and capture them later, use the Claims Submission Report to check if you have submitted everything.
- Prioritise your day!
Include power outages in your daily schedule so you don’t have to halt your day when electricity goes off.
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