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The Joint Code of Practice

Code Objectives: Each year, fires on construction sites and buildings happen and need to go under refurbishment. Fires have consequences such as people killed, injured and even historical interests can be damaged and destroyed. Not only are historical interests damaged, but also plant and equipment are...

Timber Frame Buildings and Fires!

This article is based on incidents within Newcastle, Peckham, East London, Camberwell and Basingstoke. All these timber fires has led to a position statement by CFOA which reads: “In light of the recent significant fires involving large timber framed buildings under construction including Peckham, Camberwell and Basingstoke...

Construction Site Fire Emergency Procedures

On all construction sites, workers must be given a warning of fire: (image shows typical fire action notice) Certain sites might need a temporary hard-wired linked system which can be operated from callpoints, this depends on their size and nature. These may be handbells, whistles, claxons...

Prevent Fires On Construction Sites

All sites and buildings which are currently under construction are vulnerable to fires. These can happen regardless the simplicity or complexity of the project. Fires destroy equipment, cost money and can even delay or bring a project to a complete halt. More importantly, fires can...

6 ways that SMEs can be innovative

Small and medium-sized businesses have an advantage when it’s time to adapt to new technology. It can help companies to grow and maintain a skill or coherent workforce. Here are some examples of innovative things you can try; Gamification – for motivation The Pokémon GO craze...

Is your quote like for like…?

On many occasions we find ourselves offering a quotation to a client who has engaged with another broker.   The need to disclose all ‘material facts’ is becoming a hot topic within the insurance industry as the Insurance Act of 2015 is coming into force during August.   This...

Fragile surfaces

What you need to do The law says that contractors and employers must manage the danger by avoiding work on or near fragile surfaces and controlling any remaining risk by use of stagings, guard-rails, and fall arrest systems. Those at risk must be told what the necessary...

Types of reportable incidents

Another week another blog post and this week we’re covering reportable incidents. RIDDOR can be a bit intimidating, with 32 pages to read it’s a big document but we’re here to make it a little easier. RIDDOR is the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences...

Do you need Personal Accident Insurance?

Here at amb insurance, we like to keep you up to date on all insurance policy updates, but today we’re covering an important problem that is happening right now. Construction site workers are taking huge risks by not being covered for injury and illness with a...

Repeals, revocations and amendments

Here at amb insurance, we want to keep you up to date on all insurance policy updates, and this blog post is no different. On the 4th of March, The Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Repeals, Revocations and Amendments) Regulations 2013 were brought before Parliament and these...