A-Plan Blog

27 Jan

Protect your family from Carbon Monoxide poisoning

During the winter, most of us become concerned with insulating our homes in order to reduce heating bills and protect ourselves from the cold outdoors. However, with our homes tightly sealed and the heating blazing away, there can be a risk of carbon monoxide exposure. Carbon monoxide gas can’t be seen, tasted or smelt but

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21 Jan

Cyber Risks & Liabilities

Cyber Security: From IT to the C-Suite A 2015 government survey revealed that an estimated 90 per cent of large organisations and 74 per cent of SMEs had suffered a cyber attack within the past year. The average cost of an attack varied widely—from £115,000 to £1.46 million—depending on the size of the organisation and

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14 Jan

HSE Safety Cornerstones – Jan 2016

Health and Safety Fines Set to Rise Dramatically Starting 1st February 2016, new guidelines from the Sentencing Council will dramatically increase fines for corporate manslaughter, food safety and hygiene offences, and health and safety offences. This will apply to any applicable sentence handed down on or after that date, regardless of when the offence was

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12 Jan

Tips for staying safe when driving in heavy rain and floods

Before you drive • Avoid driving during heavy rain and floods if possible • If you must drive, check the weather reports and traffic updates and take care when choosing a route • Check wipers, tyre pressure and headlights are all ok and in good working order • Make sure you fill up with fuel before your journey In

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08 Jan

Commercial Insurance News – January 2016

In this issue: 2015 Autumn Statement Highlights Review six highlights from Chancellor Osborne’s 2015 Autumn Statement. Familiarise Yourself with the New National Living Wage A compulsory national living wage will come into force April 2016. Read about what this means for you and your business. 6 National Minimum Wage Traps While the national minimum wage

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06 Jan

The Pitfalls of Potholes

Did you know that potholes are estimated to cause as many as 1 in 10 mechanical failures on UK roads and cost motorists an estimated £730 million every year? Here are some tips to avoid them, minimise damage if you do hit one and what to do if your car is damaged by one: A

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18 Dec

Facebook competition terms and conditions

Facebook Competition: Share your favourite holiday picture with us  THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED – THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!  * Competition terms and conditions For the chance to win a GoProHero4 Action Camcorder – Silver Edition*, submit your best holiday photo on our Facebook page and we will select a winner from all

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16 Dec

Insurance quote for the Millennium Falcon

Have you ever wondered how much it would cost to insure the biggest taxi in the world? Well, we had the privilege of doing just that. Details below. Mr H Solo The Rebel Base Tatooine Dear Mr Solo Thank you for your instructions to arrange cover on the Millennium Falcon from the 18/12/2015 Cover has

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10 Dec

Top 10 Ways to Control Your Employers’ Liability Costs

Insurers are likely to analyse your claims history when underwriting your employers’ liability premium. If you can help control your claims, you can lower your price — so we’ve gathered top tips to help you achieve this. 1. Investigate accidents immediately and thoroughly; take corrective action to eliminate hazards, and be aware of fraud. 2.

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