Monthly Archives: June 2014

Are you isolated at work? If yes, good

Especially if you are working in an industry which uses hazardous machinery such as engineering and manufacturing companies.  Let me explain.  In the last few weeks the global food producer Heinz has been prosecuted and hit with a £50,000 fine and ordered to pay costs of £9,661 after pleading guilty to breaching regulation 11(1) of […]

NQIT announces inspection initiative looking at exposure to silica in quarries

During 2014 and 2015, the National Quarries Inspection Team (NQIT) will undertake an initiative looking at the measures taken in quarries to control exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS). A number of visits to sites will be timed to coincide with the broader campaign being run by the HSE’s Construction Division later on this month.  You can find […]

PII Countdown

In the blink of an eye we are in June already and the countdown to Solicitors PII renewal is well under way. As usual, some insurers are holding their cards close to their chest, however this is no reason to be ill prepared for the mêlée that is about to ensue.   What action have you […]

Freeing you to do what you do best – ProAktive Franchise

ProAktive brings you the opportunity of starting your own Insurance Broking and Risk Management Business. We have started a Franchise venture that takes out the hassle of business start up and back office work, freeing you to do what you do best; giving excellent support to your clients. With ProAktive’s proven business model you get […]

Millennium Bug #2? Dare you take the risk?

Starting 2 June, the UK public has a two-week opportunity to get rid of and shield themselves from two types of malware (GOZeuS and Cryptolocker) that attack computers running any version of Windows. This opportunity is a result of action taken by the National Crime Agency (NCA) as part of a concerted multi-national effort. In one of the largest industry and law […]

Is insurance for panelled buildings still a problem?

The use of composite or sandwich panels in the construction of buildings for the food industry has long been frowned upon by insurers. This follows a series of large scale insurance losses if not caused by, certainly exacerbated by such construction methods. This being said they remain prevalent due to their thermal qualities and convenience […]