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Hot topic! Fire safety update

Last week a prosecution sparked interest as a custodial sentence was handed out without any actual harm occurring to any persons. Mr. Sandhu, a former hotelier in Sheffield, was handed an eight month jail sentence after he admitted to breaching fire safety rules in 2014. Mr. Amandeep Sandhu owned the Cutlers Hotel in Sheffield and […]

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Poor fire safety management standards exposed

Recent figures published by the Country’s fire and rescue authorities show that more than a third of non-residential premises were not fully compliant with the applicable legislation (Fire Safety Order 2005). The worst performers were licenced premises where only 52% of the 8,200 premises audited satisfactorily.  In addition, 30% of all offices, 29% of factories […]

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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 […]

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“Let your advance worrying become your advance planning”

For many employers it is tempting to let business continuity planning take a back seat to more pressing day-to-day concerns. But this strategy focuses too much on the present and does not take your business’ future into account. Unexpected issues can arise at any time, which is precisely why all businesses need an extensive business […]

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Christmas time in the world of insurance

Festive candles, fairy lights and flambéed Christmas puds are essential parts of the Christmas tradition, but they all contribute to what is the worst day of the year for fire claims, according to statistics from Aviva this month. 10 years worth (2003-12) of Aviva claims data shows that Christmas Day sees an increase in fire […]

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Fire Risk Management

Although infrequent, fire brigade strikes happen from time to time. In September 2013, due to a disagreement over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in England and Wales organised and conducted several strikes. Another strike is planned for this coming weekend. Whilst the government works with local fire and rescue authorities during strikes to help […]

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