Taking on an Apprentice

Are you considering taking on an apprentice? 96% of employers who hire an apprentice report business benefits 72% of businesses report improved productivity as a result of employing an apprentice The average person who completes an apprenticeship increases productivity by £214 a week[1] This is great news for businesses particularly with the school year coming Read More…

Winter Driving Tips from HETAS Insurance

Heavy snow, gale force winds, even floods? Something the UK is great at is having unpredictable weather, so keeping yourself, your employees and your business safe and functioning efficiently can be a challenge. Unfortunately during the winter months road traffic accidents become more common, therefore you need to consider adapting your driving technique: Leave extra Read More…

Catalytic Converter Thefts, Is Your Vehicle At Risk?

Six brothers have been jailed for a spree of catalytic converter thefts throughout London, as they sought to profit from the valuable properties encased in a vehicle’s exhaust.Gerard, Martin, Michael, Kevin, Joseph and John McDonagh, all from North London, pleaded guilty at Harrow Crown Court after being found to be responsible for crimes in 18 Read More…

Working at Heights

Working at height: an occupational hazard or a preventable risk? Analysis by the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT) has identified that falls from heights continues to be the most common type of fatal injury in the construction sector. In 2013/2014 it accounted for 50% of all fatalities, causing 21 deaths. By its very nature Read More…

Is your insurance ready for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)?

You may have read Greg Barker’s “tweet” announcing the long awaited launch of the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The launch is due to go ahead this Easter and is set to have a resounding effect on the heating industry. Are you thinking of diversifying your business to become installers of biomass systems by going Read More…

Important changes to RIDDOR

Changes in Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)  If you have people in your employment and/or are in control of the work premises then the following will affect you.  From 1st October 2013 new RIDDOR regulations are in force that you need to be aware of so you can update your procedures Read More…