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  • Help to prevent the Escape of Water

    Escape of Water (EOW) is a term used to define a water leak in a property. It usually occurs in instances where there is a catastrophic burst or slow leak from the plumbing or heating system involving pipes and joints, but also appliances or even faulty bathroom sealant.

  • Industry specific risk management guides

    Our insurer partner Axa Insurance have produced industry specific risk management guides to help you reduce the risks associated with your business and keep your business operational as well as protecting your staff and customers safe.

  • Why cyber risk should be a priority for every boardroom

    A common mistake many organisations make is to leave responsibility for managing cyber risk to the IT department. In reality, improving cyber security and cyber resilience is an enterprise-wide challenge, which requires buy-in from every employee.

  • Risk management guide for the small to medium UK manufacturing businesses

    While Manufacturing comprises just 5% of the UK’s businesses, it accounts for 10% of employment and 14% of turnover. Of the 270,000 firms that make up this diverse sector, just over half (138,050) are micro and SME manufacturers. Find some practical risk management advice for small and midsize manufacturing businesses:

  • Protecting your property from water leaks

    Water leaks that go unchecked can cause thousands of pounds worth of damage and properties can take months to dry out before repairs can be completed. You may, therefore, need to relocate to alternative premises in order to continue to operate.

  • The Highway Code: Key changes you need to know

    The changes follow a public consultation on a review of The Highway Code to improve road safety for people walking, cycling and riding horses. It ran from July to October 2020, and received more than 20,000 responses from the public, businesses and other organisations. The changes were made to The Highway Code on Saturday 29 January 2022. Here are the key changes that you need to know about:

  • Considerations of Contractors Professional Indemnity cover

    Many contracting businesses who do not specifically design anything for a fee will be unaware of the potential risks they may face in not carrying Professional Indemnity cover. In the increasingly litigious society we live in, where it would seem that everyone wants someone to blame, should you consider cover just to protect yourself if something goes wrong?

  • What is Indexation and how does it impact your insurance?

    There are several factors that now make indexation more important than ever. One factor is the significant rise in demand for building materials, and disruption to the global supply chain caused by the pandemic and national lockdowns. Certain elements of Brexit and local shortages of suitable labour are also affecting rebuilding and claims costs.

  • Employee fraud and theft

    Whilst it’s not a risk you like to think about, the possibility of internal theft or fraud is one anyone who has employees or places trust in a contractor needs to take heed of.

  • Employing young people

    Young people can be keen to learn and may bring fresh perspectives and ideas into the workplace. However, their capabilities are generally less developed than those of experienced and mature employees and their individual characteristics must be taken into account.