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Tackling Sexual Harassment – The Priorities for Creating a Safe Workplace in 2018

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Tackling Sexual Harassment – The Priorities for Creating a Safe Workplace in 2018

Sexual harassment is not a new topic amongst businesses, but it’s an incredibly important one. All men and women deserve to work in an environment that they feel safe and secure in, and that starts with cracking down on sexual harassment in the workplace. No matter what industry you work in, if you’re a business leader, then you have the responsibility to create a safe workplace for your employees. To start addressing this worldwide problem in your business and set the tone for responsible business practices, there are a number of things that...

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Six Top Tips for Home Protection

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 in Personal Protection | Comments Off on Six Top Tips for Home Protection

A big part of owning your own home, or even renting a property, is protecting it and your personal belongings inside. If you’re concerned about home protection, then here are six of the best tips that you need to keep your home and belongings safe from harm: Change Your Approach The only way to achieve comprehensive protection is to consider just where your home is the most vulnerable. Instead of going into home protection blind, you need to create a tailored plan that pinpoints the exact liabilities of your property. Go around your home,...

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How to Keep Your Small Business Protected

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Down to Business | Comments Off on How to Keep Your Small Business Protected

While most larger companies have entire departments dedicated to the protection of their business, smaller businesses are often left to tackle unique risks without the same extent of protective resources. No matter the size of your business, protection should be a top priority, that’s why we’ve put together eleven tips for small business protection, that can easily be implemented into your current business model. Here are our eleven tips for legal, digital, and physical protection: Eliminate Personal Devices Removing personal...

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Keeping Your Construction Workers Safe from Active Shooters – Top Strategies

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on Keeping Your Construction Workers Safe from Active Shooters – Top Strategies

Active shooter events are occurring on a far too regular basis. The average of active shooters was 6.4 per year in 2000 to 2006, that number has since seen a sharp rise. Between the years of 2007 and 2013, the number almost tripled to an average of 16.4 per year, according to The Department of Homeland Security. While these events are rare occurrences on a construction site, the reality is, they do occur within the workplace. There is the same risk with other major attacks, such as in the event of vehicle hijacking, which on a construction...

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It’s Time to Put an End to Heat Stress in the Summer Workplace

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on It’s Time to Put an End to Heat Stress in the Summer Workplace

Workers face a number of risks every day, but when summer rolls around, there are a whole new set of risks to deal with. One of the most serious of these is heat-related hazards and the associated illnesses that can arise. Heat-related illnesses (HRI) are suffered from by thousands of US workers on a yearly basis. These can quickly turn into much more serious problems, like heat stroke and exhaustion, when the right safety measures and prevention tactics are not put into place. In the worst cases, HRI’s can turn fatal, killing 30 people each...

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First Time Getting a Home Insurance Policy? Here Are the Top Tips You Need…

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in Personal Protection | Comments Off on First Time Getting a Home Insurance Policy? Here Are the Top Tips You Need…

Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions that you’ll make in your life. Not only does it free you from the restraints of having to pay rent, but it’s a valuable long-term investment that makes sense in more than one way when it comes to finances. One of the biggest things that first-time home buyers have to face, is how to save vital funds when they are trying to purchase a property. This puts home insurance near the top of the priority list, not just because it can protect your belongings and property, but because it’s a key area to...

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Protecting your Business from Natural Disasters – Top Three Tips

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Down to Business | Comments Off on Protecting your Business from Natural Disasters – Top Three Tips

Business owners and residents in the US have faced some tough challenges in recent years, with multiple natural disasters causing chaos around the country. From hurricanes to floods, natural disasters can cause significant damage to local communities and the businesses that operate in them. In the face of the chaos that natural disasters can cause, it’s important for businesses to be prepared for severe weather and think of safety and recovery as key priorities. The on-going damage caused by natural disasters puts a heavy toll on insurance...

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The Rising Risks of Construction Work

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on The Rising Risks of Construction Work

Working in construction has undergone a dramatic change over the last 60 years. Since the 1960s and 1970s, when safety wasn’t the highest priority, construction work has transformed by introducing a whole host of new safety precautions. However, whilst the precautions account for a large number of the risks associated with working in construction, they haven’t eliminated every danger from the industry. In 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 937 workers were killed in construction, accounting for 21.4% of the full total of...

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Tips that help you avoid business insurance mistakes

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in Down to Business | Comments Off on Tips that help you avoid business insurance mistakes

It’s essential to find the right business insurance for your company, especially if you manage a small business with limited finances. Although every insurance provider will try to sell itself to you, which one actually offers you the best deal overall? You need to ensure that you protect your business, your customers, and your employees without breaking the bank or making regrettable mistakes. Here we offer you some tips on choosing the best business insurance for you and avoiding some common business insurance mistakes. 1. Sometimes you...

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Common Types of Construction Insurance Coverage and How To Select a Carrier

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on Common Types of Construction Insurance Coverage and How To Select a Carrier

It is important to assess the risks associated with construction projects before looking for insurance. The policy limits and terms in your insurance need to suit to your construction project and must be able to cover any losses you may incur. Construction projects are inherently risky operations, meaning that selecting the right insurance is particularly crucial to a project’s long-term survival. First of all, let’s look at some of the most common types of construction insurance coverage. 1. Commercial General Liability coverage When it...

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