Tag Archives: risk management


March 31, 2022

Two-fifths of London firms at risk of climate-fuelled flash floods

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Two-fifths of London firms at risk of climate-fuelled flash floods London is facing an increasingly urgent problem as climate change increases the risk of flash floods. The capital’s 42% at-risk commercial buildings are vulnerable to surface water flooding, which caused chaos last summer when torrential downpours hit London. Imagine a city where every commercial or…

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December 16, 2021

Sport and leisure

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Managing your exposures – the sport & leisure industry   Some risks are common to all in the property and casualty areas, such as exposures for fire, flood or slips & trips. In addition, Business Interruption is a big consideration for those with a reliance on a specific location – for example a hotel or leisure…

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Volunteers
October 6, 2021

Are you covering your volunteers correctly?

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Are you covering your volunteers correctly? Volunteers are the life and blood of many charitable organisations, but are you looking after them as you should be – and could you be leaving your charity exposed by not doing so? Under the Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969, all employers are required by law to insure…

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July 29, 2021

Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of size

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Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of their size With all the challenges and changes Covid-19 is bringing, we have seen a sudden and near-total shift to remote working (and now a more measured transition to blended working), and many charities have had to re-examine their existing cyber security practices. In the past year, 20% of charities…

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Commercial Kitchen Fire
May 12, 2021

Fire – a commercial kitchen’s biggest risk

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A brilliant article by a Senior Risk Manager at QBE explains how you can protect your commercial kitchen from the risk of fire: If you operate a commercial kitchen, fire is one of the biggest risks.   Most kitchens will build-up deposits of fat, oil and grease in the ventilation system (most notably, inside the…

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April 19, 2021

Measures to Reinstate Plant, Equipment and LPS

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This Loss Prevention Standard contains guidance on how to reduce risks when you are planning to reinstate process plant and equipment that have been shut down or mothballed on a temporary basis, for example in response to a business downturn or forced closure due to external factors such as an epidemic/pandemic event This document is…

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April 1, 2021

Top tips for new HGV drivers

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Tips for new HGV drivers   If you’ve just passed your HGV license test and are now qualified to drive Heavy Goods Vehicles, the good news is that there are plenty of employment opportunities out there for you. With a current UK shortage of HGV drivers, now is certainly the time to be kick-starting a…

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water damage
February 26, 2021

10 ways to reduce the damage floods cause in the home

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10 ways to reduce damage floods cause in the home   Around 400 homes were flooded as a result of Storm Christoph earlier this year, the Environment Agency has confirmed. Severe rain weather warnings, meaning ‘danger to life’, were issued for parts of northern and central England, while separate yellow warnings, meaning ‘be aware’, were…

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Brexit impact on insurance
December 16, 2020

How to prepare your business for Brexit

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Britain left the EU on 31 January 2020 and we are now in a transition phase – what can you do to prepare?   Working with the Markel team, please find the enclosed guide to preparing your business for Brexit.   This guide will talk you through Brexit and help you on your journey towards…

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Have you thought about your risk assessment
November 25, 2020

Assessing risks when emerging from lockdown

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Assessing risks as your charity prepares for the end of England's national lockdown As the end of our second national lockdown comes to an end, it’s important to look at how your organisation assesses its risks. The Health and Safety at work Act 1974 made it necessary for every organisation to think about how they… Read more