Tag Archives: Health and Safety


Managing Your Exposures – Sport & Leisure Industry
May 22, 2020

Managing Your Exposures – Sport & Leisure Industry

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Managing Your Exposures – Sport & Leisure Industry Some risks are common to all in the sector property and casualty exposures for risks such as fire, flood or slips & trips – liability. Also, Business Interruption is a big consideration for those with a reliance on a specific location – for example a Hotel or…

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Protect Your Plant in The Heat
June 10, 2019

Protect Your Plant in The Heat

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With the UK seeing nearly unprecedented days of consistently hot and sunny weather, it seems that plant and other equipment has started suffering in the heat. We’ve seen a number of claims recently that have come from engines in plant catching fire on construction sites. We know you understand about maintaining your plant and keeping…

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Escalators: Staying a step ahead in health and safety
April 1, 2019

Escalators: Staying a step ahead in health and safety

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There was great excitement among architects in 2011 when Jack Levy, professor of mechanical engineering at City University London, unveiled his plans for the world’s first curved escalator – the ‘Levytator’. Promoted as both safer and more energy efficient compared to standard escalators, some hailed the ‘Levytator’ as a benchmark in the future of escalator…

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Building Regulations for Safety
February 4, 2019

Building Regulations for Safety

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Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, attention is rightly focused on the regulations surrounding fire safety. Ensuring that these are fit for purpose to protect both people and property is a top priority. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) recently called for a change to the regulations and a clearer framework of responsibility for…

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Leave no stone unturned with Silicosis Risk Control
December 3, 2018

Leave no stone unturned with Silicosis Risk Control

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Stone masonry is one of the oldest trades in history, but is now also one of the modern-day workplace sectors most under scrutiny, as experts warn that silicosis could become the new asbestos. Silicosis is a long-term work-related lung disease to which anyone working with silica – naturally occurring in materials such as stone, concrete,…

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HSE Fees for Intervention – The Disputes Process
November 19, 2018

HSE Fees for Intervention – The Disputes Process

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CURRENT CONTEXT – the HSE claims it has always had a “proportionate dispute process” since it introduced Fee for Intervention (FFI) in 2012, intended to lay the cost burden of HSE intervention on businesses that break health and safety laws, not on taxpayers. In September 2016, permission was granted for a judicial review of the…

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Health and Safety in the motor vehicle repair industry
October 8, 2018

Health and Safety in the motor vehicle repair industry

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The motor vehicle repair industry employs 200,000 people in the UK. Most of these people work in small and medium sized businesses. Health and safety records are becoming worrying across the industry. During 2017, there has been a significant increase in the number of impact claims occurring for motor traders at their premises. These claims…

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Get Your Fire Safety Sorted Before Bank Holiday Weekend
August 24, 2018

Get Your Fire Safety Sorted Before Bank Holiday Weekend

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Barbecued and smoked dishes have become all the rage with British consumers, whether they head to the upmarket barbecue-smokehouse eatery on the high street to enjoy them, or buy them direct from a meat and fish smokehouse. The craze for barbecued and smoked food started in the USA, but quickly spread to the UK, which…

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