A-Plan Blog

20 Apr

Horse sense for motorists

Horses and their riders are among the most vulnerable groups of road users. According to a survey by the British Horse Society, more than 4,000 horse riders and carriage drivers were admitted to hospital between April 1 2013 and March 31 2014 from injury in a transport accident. 75% of accidents happened because the vehicle passed

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20 Apr

Cyber risks and liability: learning to use the Internet of Things

There are more digitally connected devices than there are people on the planet. These immense networks are capable of supporting an array of applications—from the mundane to the sophisticated—and can help propel economic opportunities. This vast interconnected system of devices, vehicles and even entire buildings are all part of the Internet of Things (IoT). Despite

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18 Apr

Multi Van Insurance

We understand that your vans are your livelihood, whether they’re out delivering goods to customers or taking your engineers to their next job. When you operate more than one van, trying to work out what kind of insurance cover you need can seem complicated than it needs to be. That’s why we’re here to help

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taxi insurance
13 Apr

The taxi of Mum and Dad

“I’m not a taxi” is a familiar cry from parents all around the country! However, a poll commissioned by Goodyear* in 2014 found that parents clock up nearly 27,000 miles during their childrens’ lifetime, just by ferrying them around, equivalent to 3,147 hours in the driving seat. The average mum and dad clocks up around

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11 Apr

Why and how to plan your funeral

Nobody wants to think about what happens when they pass away, but having a plan in place for your funeral arrangements will make a difficult time that little bit easier for the loved ones you leave behind. In this post, we look at the advantages of funeral planning and how you can get the peace

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08 Apr

Wimbledon RFC Minis Throwing Competition Terms and Conditions

This A-Plan competition is open to everyone but only Minis players affiliated with Wimbledon RFC can be in the running for the prizes. Relatives and friends of employees of A-Plan Holdings are excluded Children taking part must be accompanied by a responsible adult and must be registered by that adult on the day The rugby ball will be a replica

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06 Apr

Driverless lorries to be trialled in the UK

As a part of the 2016 Budget, the government has announced its plans to launch ‘lorry platooning’ trails by the end of 2017. The lorry platooning technology enables up to 10 drone lorries to be computer operated, which allow them to be linked together and piloted remotely by a driver in the lead lorry. In

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04 Apr

New for old static caravan insurance explained

Like cars, static caravans will tend to lose value in their first year and continue to depreciate in value thereafter. That shouldn’t put you off though; they are a fantastic investment for those who want to know they have a home from home to escape to at a moment’s notice. So how do you ensure

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31 Mar

Health & Safety – Testing Electrical Equipment

Electrical testing is a critical maintenance task that ensures that key equipment and systems in your business are operating efficiently year-round. Specifically, electrical testing may be carried out for several reasons, such as: • Quality assurance tests on electrical components • Diagnostic testing • Fault finding on electrical plants • Routine safety checks There are also legal requirements around

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29 Mar

Security devices for your touring caravan

Naturally you’ll want to take care of your caravan and protect it from risks like theft. In addition, most insurers will require some form of security device to be fitted to your caravan before they agree to cover it. So what’s what in the world of caravan security? We’ll run through the main security devices

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