PRESSURE SYSTEM FAILURE LEADS TO LARGEST EVER CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER FINE
An investigation found an explosion resulted from a screw connection to an autoclave locking ring which secured a door to a machine.
HEALTH AND SAFETY (FEES) REGULATIONS 2012
New UK Legislation enabling the HSE to charge a Fee for Intervention (FFI)
What is FFI?
Increased squatters risk in commercial properties
From 1st September squatting in residential buildings in England and Wales became a criminal offence
IS IT TIME TO REVALUE YOUR JEWELLERY
At present we are all seeing many articles and commentaries in the press and TV regarding the price of gold, silver and diamonds on a seemingly upward trend in cost.This is very true as you can see from the attached graph showing gold and silver over a two year period.
THEFT OF HEATING OIL
The cost of heating oil has increased significantly recently, resulting in more thefts of oil from both domestic and commercial properties.
The first indication that a theft has taken place is often when the heating stops working.
OVERVIEW – 2011
Rate reductions are still possible for clients for property and liability insurance. Abundant capacity and competition between Insurers are preventing increases, other than where there has been poor claims experience on individual accounts or within specific sectors.
DO YOU HAVE DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS INSURANCE?
The first Corporate Manslaughter Prosecution has been successful in the United Kingdom.
It is more important than ever to ensure that your Managers, Directors, Officers as well as the Company have cover in place to protect them.
CHANGES TO THE MOTOR INSURANCE DATABASE
From 2011 if your vehicle is not registered on the MID and has not been declared as 'Off-Road' you will receive a letter warning you that you could face a fine, prosecution as well as your vehicle being clamped, seized or ultimately destroyed.
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY INSURANCE FROM 1ST APRIL 2011
With effect from 1st April 2011 the Employers' liability Tracing Office (ELTO) will be introduced.
The purpose of the ELTO is to assist the insurance industry in meeting its obligations to help those who have suffered injury or disease in the workplace identify the relevant insurer quickly and efficiently.