Construction Commercial Insurace Profile – Q3 2022

Tips for Hiring Construction Workers  Construction workers require an excellent understanding of health, safety and building regulations and must work well on a team. As such, finding worthy candidates isn’t always easy. In fact, 83% of construction companies are having significant issues recruiting new staff, according to the British Chambers of Commerce. This could be […]

Construction Commercial Insurance Profile – Q1 2022

Key Findings From the HSE Annual Health and Safety Report   Every year, the HSE releases workplace health and safety statistics for Great Britain. This report includes numbers pertaining to work-related ill health, fatalities and non-fatal injuries in addition to industry-specific findings for specific sectors.  Within the construction industry, the 2020–21 edition of the report demonstrated […]

Construction Commercial Insurance Profile – Q4 2021

Use of Personal Protective Equipment in Construction Personal protective equipment (PPE) helps protect the user from health and safety risks. During 2019-20, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reported 61,000 non-fatal and 40 fatal injuries within the construction industry. PPE can be vital in reducing the risk of injury and protecting against other safety hazards. […]

Are You Practising Scaffolding Safety?

Scaffolding Safety The majority of scaffold accidents on the construction site occur due to falls, slipping or being struck by an object from above.  All of these accidents can be prevented by taking the proper precautions. Here’s how. General Safety Tips To prevent slipping hazards, conduct a daily routine inspection to ensure that all walking […]

Regulatory Update – Changes to Off-payroll Tax Rules

Regulatory update: changes to off-payroll tax rules

On 6th April 2021, the new off-payroll working rules, also known as ‘IR35’, will go into effect. IR35 will apply in situations where a worker provides their services through an intermediary (eg a personal service company, a managed serviced company, a partnership or an individual). In other words, the rules for engaging workers through contracted […]

Site Operating Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In an effort to help limit the spread of the global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the UK government has recently issued a variety of restrictions for both citizens and organisations. These restrictions—which are intended to promote social distancing, reduce physical contact between citizens and encourage Britons to stay home as much as possible—include closing […]