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Commercial and Industrial Buildings: Securing an empty property

Commercial and Industrial Buildings: Securing an empty property

by Cliff

Site security has been a concern since the COVID-19 lockdown. Many office buildings and factories became empty overnight and suddenly many more people were tenants or landlords of empty properties, so securing them became a priority.

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Employee Emotional Well-being During Quarantine

Employee Emotional Well-being During Quarantine

by Cliff

The ‘stay safe, stay home’ and ‘stay alert’ social distancing messages during the coronavirus lockdown has caused concerns over employee mental health and emotional well-being.

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Stay Safe, Stay Home and Managing Remote Workers

Stay Safe, Stay Home and Managing Remote Workers

by Cliff

Managing remote teams of employees or contractors relies on excellent relationship management. Here are six tips for working remotely yourself, while managing remote teams.

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Hindsight in Design and Construction PI Insurance

Hindsight in Design and Construction PI Insurance

by Cliff

You only realise how hard it is to unravel the entanglement of liability and lessons learned from the Grenfell disaster when you comprehend the number of people and companies in the construction and maintenance supply chain.

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Commercial and Industrial Buildings: Securing an empty property

Commercial and Industrial Buildings: Securing an empty property

by Cliff

Site security has been a concern since the COVID-19 lockdown. Many office buildings and factories became empty overnight and suddenly many more people were tenants or landlords of empty properties, so securing them became a priority.

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Insuring Subcontractors

Insuring Subcontractors

by Cliff

Anyone instructing subcontractors has a number of duties under health and safety law, including making sure the subcontractors are able to work safely and without risk. In plain English, main contractors can be held responsible if subcontractors fall ill or get injured at work through neglect. Insurers generally put subcontractors into two categories, according to skills and expertise: Bona-fide subcontractors (BFSC) Labour-only subcontractors (LOSC). If a BFSC works without direction from the main contractor, employers’ liability insurance is often not required. If the subcontractor is regarded as a LOSC they should be treated as an employee and so employers’ liability insurance is generally required. For assistance or more information, please contact us.

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