Running a busy restaurant or takeaway business is hard work and it is often difficult to keep on top of all the important regulatory changes and requirements alongside already challenging working hours.
However, it is important that key requirements in relation to food standards and handling are adhered to, or you could face prosecution or potential closure from the Food Standards Agency.
The continued growth and popularity of House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) properties across the UK continues to assist in meeting the demand for affordable accommodation as well as providing increased rental yields for Landlords.
However, it is important that Landlords and Property Owners are fully aware of the potential increased risk exposures by ensuring that your Landlord Insurance policy provides adequate protection.
Most manufacturing businesses use a variety of machinery during the course of their day-to-day operations. Typically this could include woodworking machinery, hammer mills, forklift trucks, compactors and conveyor belts.
All of this machinery represents a potential hazard and without careful operation and supervision, could result in damage, injury or at its worst, death to employees or third parties. Such incidents can result in costly compensation claims and losses under the liability section of your Manufacturers Business Insurance policy.
The DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) will phase out the paper counterpart licence with effect from 8th June 2015, from which point they will only issue photocard driving licences. The changes apply to licence holders in England, Scotland and Wales only, as licences in Northern Ireland are managed by DVA Northern Ireland.
Working as a Landscape Gardener both you and your employees are required to work in all types of weather conditions. In the warm summer months, it is important to take adequate precautions against exposure to sun, heat and insect bites to avoid both short and long-term health risks.
The number of UK businesses falling victim to cyber crime has started to grow rapidly over the last twenty four months. Cyber attacks do not discriminate — all types of businesses large or small, rural or urban, and across all types of industry are being targeted.
It is dangerous, yet common belief amongst business owners that cyber attacks can only happen to other businesses or that the fines will be minuscule.
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), falls from height represent the biggest single cause of workplace fatalities in the construction industry. Interestingly, the proportion of incidents is significantly skewed towards smaller projects.
Over 60% of deaths from height work involve falls from roofs, ladders or scaffolding. As such, it is vital that construction firms pay particular attention to site safety when using scaffolding to avoid injury to employees or members of the public. Claims under the liability element of your Construction Insurance from these incidents can be significant, leading large losses and associated premium increases.