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Five steps to better risk management and health and safety

In 2016-17, the HSE prosecuted 206 cases from the construction sector —by far the highest number of any sector. The HSE had a 93 per cent conviction rate and those prosecutions led to £15.9 million in penalties or an average fine of £77,000 per conviction, an increase of more than 100 per cent over the previous year.

Louise Warren Louise Warren Marketing Manager

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  • What does Brexit mean for the UK’s construction industry?

    The UK’s construction industry is responsible for approximately 10% of employment, providing jobs for around 3 million people. This diverse industry generates more than £110 billion per year, which equates to around 7% Gross Domestic Product.[1]

    Sarah Wilson Sarah Wilson Senior Marketing Executive
  • The rise of van and tool theft

    As a tradesperson, you rely on your tools to do your job, and your van to get to those jobs. So if those things were stolen from you, it would have a huge impact on your ability to work.

    Sarah Wilson Sarah Wilson Senior Marketing Executive
  • A look back at workplace accidents

    The New Year is now in full swing, goals and resolutions have been set and we’re looking forward to seeing what 2019 brings. However, it is important to understand the risks that have effected businesses like yours in previous years, so you can take steps to prevent and protect yourself and your employees and ensure day to day trading isn’t effected.

    Sarah Wilson Sarah Wilson Senior Marketing Executive
  • Winter weather driving

    When you work in a high risk environment you might be surprised to realise one of the riskiest elements of your role could be driving. One third of all traffic accidents in the UK involve someone who is at work at the time.

    Louise Warren Louise Warren Marketing Manager
  • 4 reasons why your business needs Professional Indemnity Insurance

    You work in a highly skilled, detail-oriented industry and are expected to provide a quality service that is free of errors. Despite your expertise, the reality is that not all projects are error-free and mistakes can occur. Even the smallest error can have serious consequences. If a client believes damages are due to a mistake on your part, they could sue.

    Louise Warren Louise Warren Marketing Manager
  • Contractors - are there gaps in your insurance?

    When it comes to insurance, some risks are more obvious than others. As a contractor, you’ll probably already know about the three main types of insurance available to you: Public Liability, Products Liability and Professional Indemnity. But have you ever wondered if there are risks these common insurance programmes don’t cover?

    Louise Warren Louise Warren Marketing Manager
  • Five steps to better risk management and health and safety

    In 2016-17, the HSE prosecuted 206 cases from the construction sector —by far the highest number of any sector. The HSE had a 93 per cent conviction rate and those prosecutions led to £15.9 million in penalties or an average fine of £77,000 per conviction, an increase of more than 100 per cent over the previous year.

    Louise Warren Louise Warren Marketing Manager
  • The rise of tools and van theft

    Van theft is a rising concern for tradeworkers, with new technologies seeing 82% of Light Commercial Vehicle stolen without keys. Electronic key fobs and skeleton keys are now a common and easily procured way of breaking into your vehicle. But it’s not always the van itself being targeted.

    Louise Warren Louise Warren Marketing Manager
  • What is Professional Indemnity insurance?

    Professional Indemnity Insurance (PI) is an insurance policy designed to protect professional contractors against potential claims for injury, damage or loss resulting from professional negligence in their work.

    Louise Warren Louise Warren Marketing Manager
  • What’s the difference between bona fide and labour only sub-contractors?

    As an employer in regular need of contractors, you will almost certainly have been asked the question: are your sub-contractors bona fide or labour-only? Many employers don’t understand the difference between these two types of contractors. However, when it comes to liability insurance, you’d be surprised just how important the differences are. Here is a simple guide to help you understand the difference between bona fide and labour only subcontractors, including how to spot them:

    Louise Warren Louise Warren Marketing Manager