Category Archives: Commercial

flood season
16 Oct

Flood season is here: how to recover after natural disasters

Storm Callum has caused devastating floods and landslides across parts of the country over the last few days. Flood warnings are still in place in Wales and Scotland and homes and businesses were without power in England. In recent years, the threat of flooding has increased significantly, and these rough waters don’t appear to be

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self-employed
09 Oct

Health and well-being for self-employed and freelancers

There are nearly 5 million self-employed people within the UK, according to recent figures from the Office for National Statistics. Despite the perceived benefits of self-employment and freelance work, such as deciding your own hours and getting the chance to work from the comfort of your home, there are also several risks. What are the

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winter health and safety
01 Oct

#BeSafe: Winter health and safety at work

As the nights start drawing in and we wake up to the first frosts of the season, it’s a good time to start thinking about winter health and safety for your workplace. Here are some tips for preparing for winter so that your staff stay happy and healthy during the cold weather. Winter bugs While

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landlords
19 Sep

Managing health and safety for landlords

Owning a rental property is a great way to make some extra income, but it comes with a few responsibilities. One of the biggest issues for landlords is managing health and safety, so today we’re going to be looking at what you’ll need to do to ensure your tenants are safe in their new home.

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office space
13 Sep

How to improve your office space

Recent research suggests that workers in an open-plan office space are more active and less stressed than those with desks in cubicles or private offices. The University of Arizona study used chest sensors to track movement and heart rate in hundreds of people in different buildings over three days. It also suggested that office workers

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EL insurance
05 Sep

How employee status affects employers’ liability cover

As an owner or manager, you have a clear obligation and responsibility to provide your employees with a safe working environment. If you fail to do so, it could result in a current or even former employee filing a claim against you. A successful claim can be costly—not just financially—but also to your organisation’s reputation.

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23 Aug

How you can reduce single-use plastic in your business

As a nation, we’re more aware than ever of the impact of plastics on our planet. As a business, you can do your bit to minimise the amount of single-use plastic in your workplace by following these eco-friendly suggestions. Packaging If you manufacture or distribute products, what can you do about your own use of

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cyber-security
21 Aug

Cyber-Security Breaches Survey 2018

Over 40 per cent of businesses and nearly 20 per cent of charities reported a cyber-security breach or attack within the last 12 months.  When such breaches occur, businesses and charities can suffer a variety of problems, including spending huge sums on new cyber-security measures and workers being unable to carry out their daily responsibilities.

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smart technology
13 Aug

Can smart technology help your business?

Think of smart technology and it’s probably devices such as the Amazon Echo (better known as Alexa) that spring to mind. While these kinds of innovations may not have obvious uses in a business context, you’d be surprised by just how much the latest tech could be helping your business to run more efficiently. Here

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19 Jul

4 things to think about when buying business interruption insurance

As a business owner, you take out insurance to protect your livelihood from the unexpected – the worst case scenarios, such as a flood, fire or theft. But while you’ve almost certainly taken out buildings and contents insurance for your premises, have you thought about what would happen to the business itself in the event

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