Lone Working in temporarily vacated properties

All activities must only be taken in line with the current guidance issued by HM Government: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Here is some guidance to follow for lone working in temporarily vacated properties. Physically Inspecting/Checking Premises vacated during the current period on a lone working basis must be in accordance with the current HSE Guidance for Lone Working…
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Returning to the Workplace

Now the Government has provided some information about the process of easing lockdown measures, businesses will be turning their minds to getting back up and running, and our insurer partner QBE has produced some pointers on where to start. From safety checks to supply chain disruption and security measures to staffing, getting back to business…
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Sector Specific Back to Business Guidance

In line with the Government’s latest announcements, and the further easing of lockdown, specifically for non-essential retailers, one of our insurer partners, AXA Insurance, has issued a range of downloadable guides that you may find useful. Please click on the sector specific back to business guidance below for more information: Retail Garden centres Builders merchants…
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Building Reopening: Risk Management Guidance

As Covid-19 restrictions are lifted and people are allowed to return to work and businesses to restart, buildings and facilities will gradually start to  re-open. Our insurer partner Zurich has produced a guide to help you consider the steps needed to safely re-open a building, as well as two checklists. Please click here to download…
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COVID-19 Conditions for Unoccupied Properties

Government restrictions mean many businesses have closed temporarily which can result in buildings currently being left unoccupied. If your insurance policy has unoccupied / security conditions and the property was unoccupied prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, then the usual security conditions required by their insurer are the same as before. These conditions may include among…
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Mental health when working from home – tips for employers and employees

While many employers have embraced the benefits of agile working, few have experienced an entirely remote workforce. The same is true for most employees too who may be used to short stints at home but are wholly unaccustomed to extended, unbroken periods of remote working. Covid-19 is changing the situation for many companies, forcing workers…
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COVID-19: An unprecedented situation

In January the Chinese Government notified the world that a new virus known today as COVID-19 was spreading from human to human. Since that time, Coronavirus has spread throughout the world and hundreds of thousands of people have been infected by it. As well as the thousands of deaths – the majority affecting the elderly…
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