Co-op Electrical warehouse flood

Earlier this month the North-West of England was hit by some terrible storms and here at Co-op Electrical, we didn’t get off lightly either.

Colleagues on the night shift went for their break, but by the time they returned to the warehouse the rain had beaten them to it.

The emergency outlets on the building’s down pipes had been forced open with the pressure from the rainwater and proceeded to flood the warehouse. Luckily for our members and customers the team moved quickly into action.

Picture of the down pipe at Co-op Electrical's warehouse
The down pipe

Simon a member of our team  jumped onto the warehouse’s scrubbing machine to try to suck up as much excess water as he could, whilst fellow colleagues continued to pick stock for delivery wherever they were safe to do so.

The team moved around the warehouse in sections, with some colleagues redirecting water to drainage pipes. Simon with the machine and others continuing their usual duties as best they could, ensuring our customers’ purchases would be dispatched in time and in perfect condition.

Picture of the down pipe at Co-op Electrical's warehouse
The scrubbing machine

The rain continued to pour for over an hour, but due to the fantastic work from our warehouse team only 20 products were damaged.

Thank you to all the team.

James Holland
Managing Director, Co-op Electrical

 

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