Tag Archives: Construction insurance


March 18, 2018

Guide for employees driving in the snow

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What simple steps can you take to keep your business, employees and the public safe during severe snow? Download Employee Driving Tips • Steps should be taken to make sure that water pipes don’t freeze – especially outdoor pipes. If any external pipes aren’t used in the winter, their water supply should be switched off…

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March 3, 2018

How To Safely Walk On Ice

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With more snow forecast this week, you’re likely to encounter a bit of ice. As well as meaning the weather is going to be on the chilly side, ice also poses an issue when it comes to walking for yourself, staff and members of the public. All it takes is for you to step incorrectly…

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Claim Denied
February 12, 2018

Business Description – A Cautionary Tale

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Does your business description on your policy documentation fully describe all your business activities? We often discover inaccurate or incorrect descriptions which could make a policy void in the event of a claim, we explain more ….. A man is working on a building site somewhere in Essex. A trained operator, he is digging a hole…

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February 4, 2018

Construction mistakes – The use of subcontractors

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Ian Lawley, Technical Director at Ascend Broking highlights some areas that need consideration when employing subcontractors and the potential exposure to your insurance arrangements.   Many clients use subcontractors in the course of their business. This is quite normal of course and the client will expect to be insured for their use. But do they…

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Telematics insurance
January 23, 2018

Two new motor fleet insurers enter the UK market

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Following the withdrawal of a number of motor fleet insurers in 2016/17, January has seen two new entrants utilising a select distribution network, one exclusively providing terms only with the use of forward thinking technology. We provide a brief overview as to how a different approach to the way you purchase motor fleet insurance can…

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January 21, 2018

Cyber Liability Insurance Explained – Our Free eBook

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Cyber crime is continuing to increase and so are the insurance products available to you from insurers. But not all are the same. So how do you know what the right coverage and risk management policy is going to be right for your business? To help you through this process Ascend have put together an…

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January 19, 2018

Business Interruption – Indemnity Periods

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Business interruption provides cover for the loss of profit or loss of revenue following damage or disruption to business premises. This can also include the supply chain that prevents a business from trading normally or prevents trading altogether. Matt Price Broking Director at Ascend Broking Group explains why it is important to understand what an…

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inspection
January 11, 2018

Engineering Inspection Insurance

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Engineering inspection of plant and machinery is essential to ensure the safety of employees and the general public. It will also ensure your business meets the statutory requirements for workplaces in the UK. Evidence of compliance with health and safety law is very important if customers are to avoid interventions from the HSE. An engineering…

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underinsured
January 4, 2018

New Year Resolution No. 1 – underinsurance and how it can leave your business seriously exposed

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As part of our New Year resolution tips we tackle underinsurance. Many businesses find themselves underinsured at a time of loss and only receive a fraction of the true value of a claim. It is thought that up to 80% of the UK’s commercial properties are underinsured and 40% of businesses underinsure their business interruption…

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winter storm
January 2, 2018

Preparing for high winds

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Your brolly’s inside out, you’re leaning into the wind to walk but getting nowhere while rain lashes, sticking your clothes to your body. That’s stormy weather for you. A broken brolly’s not the end of the world and clothes dry out, but when winds are strong enough to damage your home it’s often a bit…

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