Articles in Category: Business

Cyber Tips for Business Trips

Cyber Tips for Business Trips

When working on the go or travelling for work, it has become more important than ever before to take extra precautions to stay cyber safe. With more and more people relying on technology each day, cyber crime is becoming increasingly important as it can be detrimental to businesses and their reputations.

Shop Insurance Tips – How To Handle E-Commerce Risk

Shop Insurance Tips – How To Handle E-Commerce Risk

Many traditional high street stores are embracing the online world, not only to see goods online, but also to enhance customer relationships, attract new customers and increase overall sales revenue. However, if you are considering growing, or starting to trade your business online, it is important to understand what is required to maximise information security and minimise credit and debit card payment risks.

Business Travel Insurance - Safety Tips When Travelling On Business

Business Travel Insurance - Safety Tips When Travelling On Business

In the modern world of business, travel plans are typically hectic, with tight schedules and back-to-back meetings and often arranged at short notice. 

With the above in mind, it is easy to lose sight of the increased risk faced by business travellers, which can impact the safety of you or your employees. Businesses have a duty of care for the safety of their employees during the course of their employment, with this in mind it is important to identify potential hazards, as well as purchasing the right level of Business Travel Insurance.

Business Insurance Tips - Why It Pays To Improve Your Air Quality

Business Insurance Tips - Why It Pays To Improve Your Air Quality

Indoor air quality (IAQ) has a direct impact on the health, comfort, productivity and well-being of your employees. When a business improves indoor air quality, they can increase overall productivity and decrease the number of days that employees miss work.  Alongside this, health issues incurred by staff from poor air quality can result in compensation claims under the Employers Liability section of your Business Insurance policy.

The modern theme of airtight building design, while reducing cost, will also reduce the amount of outside air being introduced into your building. In addition, the use of chemical products, supplies, equipment and pesticides can also increase employee exposure to poor air environments. This exposure may lead to poor health conditions such as sick building syndrome (SBS) and building related illness (BRI).

Manufacturers Business Insurance Tips - How To Use Machinery Safely

Manufacturers Business Insurance Tips - How To Use Machinery Safely

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 Importance of Directors and Officers Insurance for Your Business

The Importance of Directors and Officers Insurance for Your Business

In February 2016, increased fines were introduced for breaches around corporate manslaughter, food safety and hygiene offences, and health and safety offences. Within the first twelve months the number of health and safety prosecutions against directors and officers tripled, yet many UK businesses still believe they do not need Directors and Officers (D&O) insurance and see it is an unnecessary and additional cost.

Shop Insurance Tips - Enforcing Your Health & Safety Plan Is Critical

Shop Insurance Tips - Enforcing Your Health & Safety Plan Is Critical

Working in the retail industry brings some obvious hazards.  Any shop has a duty of care for the safety of its employees and customers, should a member of the public become injured as a result of your negligence you could face fines or prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as well as liability claims under your Shop Insurance policy.

Convenience Shop Insurance - Common Health and Safety Risks

Convenience Shop Insurance - Common Health and Safety Risks

It might sound obvious, but not all convenience stores are the same. The varying size from a traditional corner shop to large multi-site supermarket make the risk profile very different.

Other key factors include the location itself, be it town centre or rural, to the type of products or stock – for example, whether a store stocks cigarettes or alcohol.

Whilst these risk factors may impact the frequency or size of the health and safety exposure, the fundamental profile of risk remains the same and how you manage and reduce this risks can directly impact your Convenience Shop Insurance premiums.

Business Insurance Tips - Workplace Cutting and Welding Safety

Business Insurance Tips - Workplace Cutting and Welding Safety

If your business is manufacturing or carrying out processes which involve cutting and welding, then you will be only too aware of the risks are dangers to you and your employees.

As an employer you have a duty of care to your staff to provide a safe working environment with adequate training and risk management.  Should one of your team suffer a workplace injury, you could be held responsible and be subject to an employers’ liability claim under your business insurance policy.

Does My Business Need Products Liability Insurance?

Does My Business Need Products Liability Insurance?

If your business involves either the manufacturing or provision of food stuffs, physical or medical products, then you will be at risk from legal liabilities due to injury or illnesses caused by malfunctions or defects in a product or products you provided.

Products Liability Insurance will provide protection against such instances, including design defects or failure to adequately warn consumers about the dangers of using or applying a product. Generally, products liability cover will be included alongside Public Liability Insurance as part of your business package cover.