Tag archives for: risk management

December 11, 2014

The Importance of Construction and Engineering Insurance for Independent Firms

In recent months, the construction industry in the UK has experienced huge growth, and alongside a boom in manufacturing this has triggered a widespread economic recovery. Business owners in the sector will have been concerned to learn that this growth has stalled in the last month, as construction expanded at its slowest pace in more than a year. The Markit / CIPS construction PMI tumbled from 61.4 in October to just 59.4 by the end of November, and experts fear that this could mark a significant period of decline. / continue reading

April 14, 2014

Understanding Guidelines on Safe Loading

One of the most crucial aspects when transporting goods by lorry is to ensure that the load is adequately secured before leaving. An unsafe load could not only cause damage to vehicles or property, but it could result in serious injuries or even death. The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has recently published new guidelines to clarify the European standards. / continue reading

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February 10, 2014

4 Keys to Preventing Lock Out Tag Out Violations

Lock Out Tag Out violations are among OSHA’s top 10 most frequently cited standards, resulting in fines that can soar to $100,000 or more per violation. Usually, when OSHA finds one violation they locate many others. OSHA notes that LOTO violations account for nearly 10% of workplace injuries and fatalities every year. / continue reading

January 20, 2014

Debt Recovery Tool Kit

You have delivered, but the customer does not want to pay. Has that ever happened to you? / continue reading

January 16, 2014

Rights and Responsibilities: Asbestos in Your Commercial Property

If you’re the landlord, the tenant or even the managing agent of any form of commercial property then there is a good chance that you’ll be responsible for managing any asbestos in your property (unless your contract or lease explicitly state otherwise). Although many of us simply see asbestos as a thing of the past, the threats are real. Here’s a guide to your rights, responsibilities and actions. But first, there’s also a reminder of the real dangers of asbestos. / continue reading

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