Authorised Financial Services Provider No. 14000

Authorised FSP No. 14000

ZULULAND INSURANCE BROKERS (PTY) LTD

Loadshedding Risks and Tips

Loadshedding can lead to various insurance claims, with the current market trend showing a large increase in fire, property damage, theft and personal injury. Here are some key tips to help you manage these risks.


  • Implement back up power solutions, such as generators, inverters, solar panels, backup batteries and spotlights during load shedding intervals.

  • Ensure you have a valid Certificate of Compliance for all installations.

  • Test alarm and backup batteries regularly. Consider upgrading to a 25A battery for longer back up power based on the system size and components.

  • To reduce the risk of theft of solar panels, extend your property’s alarm system to the roof area.

  • Traffic light flashing red should be tested as four-way stops during load shedding. Be alert of other drivers who may ignore this rule.

  • Install power surge protectors or uninterruptible power supply (UPS) devices on all major appliance, this can help regulate and stabilise the flow of electricity.

  • Hairdryers, irons and pots on stoves can turn into deadly fires if accidentally left on during load shedding, remind your family to switch these items off.

  • Avoid leaving candles and open flames unattended during outages, opt for solar lights or self-charging bulbs.

  • Don’t let load shedding catch you off guard. Be proactive and develop and emergency plan to mitigate potential risks on your operations and personal well-being.


Source: www.cib.co.za

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