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Labour-only vs Bona-fide Subcontractors - The Risks

30 Oct 2018

As the owner or manager of a construction firm, you know that construction projects, no matter the size or scope, can be significant undertakings full of challenges. One such challenge that you may encounter deals with what type of subcontractors you hire—specifically labour-only or bona-fide. Knowing the differences between these two classifications can help protect your business from costly and damaging risks, including fines, penalties or whopping claims. Read More

Economic PlanRisk Awareness

5 Minute Read - Preventing Presenteeism And Decrease Stress

23 Oct 2018

Nearly 90 per cent of employees admitted to observing presenteeism (coming to work when physically or mentally unwell) in the workplace this past year—more than triple the rate since 2010, according to a recent survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Read More

Risk Awareness

Upcoming Surprise HSE Construction Site Inspections to Focus on ‘Slow Killers’

18 Oct 2018

Beginning 1st October 2018, the HSE started conducting its latest inspection initiative, focused on the construction sector. Read More

Business NetworkingCommercial Insurance

Challenges Facing the UK Property Market Today

16 Oct 2018

Purchasing property can be a shrewd—but not foolproof—investment. The property market is influenced by supply and demand, availability of credit, and the health of the UK economy—all of which are constantly fluctuating. Read More

Business NetworkingEconomic Plan

Controlling Welding Fume - Manufacturing

9 Oct 2018

Welding is a necessary but dangerous manufacturing technique that creates many hazards, including fume. The fume given off by welding and hot cutting processes is a mixture of airborne gases and very fine particles, and it can cause serious ill health if inhaled. Gases commonly found in welding and cutting fume include nitrous oxide (NOx), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), shielding gas (argon and helium) and ozone (O3). Read More

Risk Awareness