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Why construction should embrace technological advances
September 16, 2020

Why construction should embrace technological advances

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Construction is one industry that has been slow in embracing the considerable technological advances that the past decade has seen. Advancements have allowed for sites to be safer and more efficient. Technology also diminishes risk in many ways and as the country eases itself out of lockdown, technology extremely valuable. Many companies are increasingly turning…

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Are companies looking to rely on remote working?
August 26, 2020

Are companies looking to rely on remote working?

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An online survey of insurers’ changing priorities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic by consultancy firms show a major focus on remote working for 2020 and 2021. The survey, which covered around 25 insurers globally, took place between 31st May and 11th June. Only 8% were very confident that the coronavirus pandemic will be…

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Ascend launch new style credit insurance
July 8, 2020

Ascend launch new style credit insurance

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Ascend Broking Group have launched a revolutionary new credit insurance facility on a per-invoice basis from just £5.60* per policy, making it much more affordable and than traditional credit insurance. Credit insurance allows your business to grow by offering credit terms to new buyers, knowing that you’re protected if things don’t go to plan. It…

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Employer health and safety checklist
July 2, 2020

Employer health and safety checklist

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With many beginning to head back to work it is important that government regulations are followed to the letter. If regulations are not followed then should an incident occur, you may be liable. To help with this issue, Markel has produced a ten point checklist to ensure that you follow guidelines and are protected. You…

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Hazardous activity in engineering services
July 1, 2020

Hazardous activity in engineering services

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Fires are unfortunately all too common during maintenance and construction. Usually this is caused by inadequate control when using heat. While hazards are often controlled, with recent lockdown procedures it may be a case that there is an increase in hazards in the workplace. For projects that ended abruptly there will be challenges on how…

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RIDDOR and COVID-19 – reporting of a dangerous occurrence
June 24, 2020

RIDDOR and COVID-19 – reporting of a dangerous occurrence

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One of the many questions that has arisen relates to reporting requirements for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). This article sets out some of the key HSE requirements and provides practical examples of how these may apply. Dangerous occurrences The HSE states that an unintended incident at work which has led to someone’s possible…

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How to prevent Legionnaires Disease following lockdown
June 24, 2020

How to prevent Legionnaires Disease following lockdown

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Legionnaires disease is caused by a bacteria called Legionella. Legionella thrives in water systems in unoccupied buildings where the water has become stagnant. With many premises being unoccupied for months the risk of this disease is very high.   Here are some tips to prevent the disease in your building:   – Flush out cold…

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Safety Briefing – why does it matter now?
June 15, 2020

Safety Briefing – why does it matter now?

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As Coronavirus stay-at-home measures begin to lift and businesses reopen, health and safety will be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Businesses will be reviewing their Risk Assessments and control measures to ensure they minimise risk to their employees.   It’s not hard to imagine that in a few months we will start seeing and…

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Managing risk as businesses reopen after COVID-19
June 8, 2020

Managing risk as businesses reopen after COVID-19

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Should the potential of risk and liability be a concern for reopening businesses? As businesses begin to reopen across the UK they need to plan carefully to mitigate risks.     Green light   You are given the COVID-19 protocol ‘okay’ to return to work so open your doors for business, staff are directed to…

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Allianz Step by Step Restarting Business Guide
June 2, 2020

Allianz Step by Step Restarting Business Guide

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Allianz have released their step by step guide for restarting your business to avoid the risk of legal action if procedures are not followed correctly. The guide includes notes on risk management, security and procedures to help manage your business in the post-lockdown period. With businesses looking to restart following loosening of lockdown procedures, many…

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