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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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  • 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:

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  • The best safe driving apps

    Using a hand-held mobile phone while driving is dangerous - for you and other road users.

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  • The rise of wearable tech in construction

    Construction is already one of the largest industrial sectors and it's still growing. At the heart of this growth is innovation, including the use of wearable technology.

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  • Keeping your employees safe on the road

    In the last decade 62,000 people have been killed or seriously injured in work-related road crashes.

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  • Tackling the construction skills shortage

    There's a significant skills shortage in the construction industry one that could impact 27,000 projects every year until 2019.

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  • Protecting your van and tools

    Van and tool theft is reaching epidemic proportions in the UK. It's a problem that's having a serious impact on tradespeople across the country - as well as the Construction industry as a whole.

    Louise Warren Louise Warren Marketing Manager