Commercial Insurance Profile – September 2022

Controlling Workplace Noise in Open Offices Noise is a common employee complaint when working in corporate office settings, especially open-plan offices. According to a poll by Iris Clarity, 79% of workers would like their working space quieter than it is currently. With too many audible distractions, employees can become frustrated and experience lower job satisfaction. […]

2023 Commercial Motor Insurance

2023 Commercial Motor Insurance

Market Outlook 2023  The motor insurance market has faced a multitude of challenges over the past few years, and this trend looks set to continue. For instance, the COVID-19 pandemic’s sudden surge in online shopping saw more commercial vehicles-particularly small delivery vans-take to the roads. This increased demand for used motors has created a market where certain […]

Live Well, Work Well: Working From Home with Children Present

Many families are facing a stressful summer due to rising holiday child care costs. The average holiday club now costs £148 a week—more than double what parents usually pay for an after-school club in term time—according to the charity Coram Family and Childcare. Per school-aged child, this amounts to almost £900 over the six-week school […]

Summer Safety Focus

The Hazards of Poor Housekeeping Poor housekeeping in the workplace can be a serious issue. Not only does it lead to a cluttered workspace, but it can also create additional workplace hazards. With this in mind, it’s important to be aware of housekeeping-related hazards and practise proper safety techniques to prevent any injuries. There are […]

Supporting Staff Through the Cost-of-Living

The UK’s cost-of-living increase has hit the country hard, with inflation levels at a 30-year high. Consumers are paying more for essentials such as food, clothing and transport, leaving less money for recreational activities. Additionally, April’s energy price cap review will see electricity and gas bills increase for most, an extra financial burden.  Workers across […]

Tips for Preventing Strains and Sprains

5 Tips for Preventing Sprains and Strains  Sprains and strains are some of the most common workplace injuries across all industries. Sprains occur when one or more ligaments are stretched or torn, while strains take place when a tendon is stretched or torn. Fortunately, these injuries can often be prevented by following proper safety protocols.  […]

Fall Prevention Tips

Fall hazards are some of the most common causes of serious injuries and deaths in the workplace. Fall-related incidents can happen during everyday tasks, such as walking or climbing stairs. Other potential fall hazards include slippery areas, cluttered walkways, and damaged or unkempt floors.  Fall-related injuries and deaths can occur across all industries, not just […]

Cyber Security Fundamentals

Cyber-security breaches continue to be a problem for all types of organisations. According to a survey by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, 40% businesses and 25% of charities reported experiencing cyber-attacks in the past 12 months.  While organisations are always at risk from a cyber-attack, there may be a heightened risk at […]

Protecting Workers from Heat Stroke

The warmer temperatures and long days of summer provide employers with an opportunity to accomplish various outdoor tasks that might not be possible during colder parts of the year. However, it’s important that organisations across all sectors are aware of the dangers that summer conditions can pose to workers. Heat-related illness can result in severe […]

5 Strategies for Improving Virtual Recruitment

During the COVID-19 pandemic, hiring managers are struggling to get candidates in the door. Recruiting budgets have been slashed and departments are wondering how to coordinate interviews, let alone find talent. How can teams adapt? The answer is virtual recruitment. Virtual recruitment is the process of pursuing, vetting and onboarding candidates electronically. It’s been around […]