Office Insurance

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16 04, 2021

Working in sheds and garages during the pandemic poses an insurance risk


Working in sheds and garages during the pandemic poses an insurance risk Our habits have changed since the arrival of the Coronavirus and many people now work from home. Some have even converted their sheds, garages, or summerhouses into offices and according to an insurer's statement more and more people expect to do so. According to a survey conducted by the insurance company Aviva, the proportion of people that are incorporating a dedicated office in the home is also increasing. This is convenient but risky at the same time because some workers may not be covered by home insurance in the event of a problem. Most people choose to fit out their homes and work in what is called Shoffice. Get a Quote Insurance under one roof We are specialists in many types of insurance [...]

Working in sheds and garages during the pandemic poses an insurance risk2021-04-16T12:22:46+00:00
1 03, 2021

Working from home insurance and other concerns


Working from home insurance and other concerns The health crisis we are going through has forced many employees to switch to 100% teleworking, sometimes in far from optimal conditions. As the majority of workers have always been used to working in offices, this has come as a shock to many. For managers and employees, this presents major challenges. Questions arise around the challenges, and it is also necessary to consider issues such as working from home insurance. The costs associated with working from home Before the lockdown, the majority of companies said they did not feel ready to implement the changes related to teleworking. In the rush, they had to get started. Even if the current crisis may have removed some brakes, the list of obstacles is long and often linked to costs. Confusion: the training of managers, the cost of training for all (sales team, tools, modes of [...]

Working from home insurance and other concerns2021-03-01T12:32:46+00:00
28 06, 2019

Office Insurance UK


Office Insurance UK Property Insurance Centre provide insurance for thousands of offices of all types and sizes around the UK. If you are an office owner responsible for insuring the buildings or trading from an office – such as administration, insurance brokers, estate agents, letting agents or accountants, you will at the very least require the office business insured for various risks to protect contents, computer equipment and fixtures & fittings, and not to mention Public Liability and Employers Liability. You may also be responsible for insuring the buildings under a package policy along with the contents. If you do, Property Insurance Centre can help with them access to specialist products catering for business owner and property owners alike. Depending on the size and footfall at such an office you can increase your Public Liability from the standard £2 million to £5 million. Employers Liability can be included up [...]

Office Insurance UK2020-05-17T12:17:35+00:00
25 06, 2019

Leaseholder Insurance London


Leaseholder Insurance London Mrs Penny has insured with Property Insurance Centre for a number of years. She was the leaseholder of a flat in North London, and along with the 3 other leaseholders, had formed a management company to manage the freehold. Mrs Penny was on the ground floor of the block of flats and noticed there was blockage in her bathroom. A claim was made to her insurer without delay. After a number of weeks her insurer responded and stated that there was no cover within the policy in this particular case, as the insured did not opt for accidental damage cover when taking the policy out. Mrs Penny contacted her broker, Property Insurance Centre, regarding the insurer’s initial response stating there was no cover on her leaseholder insurance policy. Property Insurance Centre quickly established that the claims handler’s assessment was incorrect, and that one of the core [...]

Leaseholder Insurance London2020-05-21T13:53:27+00:00
22 08, 2016

Alarm Types & Their Response Times


Alarm Types & Their Response What sort of police response should I expect? ACPO (The Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland), who specify Police Force/Constabulary Service guidelines, introduced a new policy on Police Response to Security Systems in 2000 which was last revised in April 2012 (download the ACPO Policy on Police Response to Security Systems (April 2012)), and since an Appendix F was added in January 2013 (ACPO Policy on Police Response to Security Systems - Appendix F (Jan 2013)). These guidelines (the ACPO Policy) state that the Police Force will only attend monitored intruder alarms that 'confirm' alarm activations, whereas previously, the Police would respond at the first activation without requiring confirmation. Normally, an alarm is considered 'confirmed' when a second detection device is activated during the same intrusion. This verifies that there is definite movement at the premises and therefore there [...]

Alarm Types & Their Response Times2021-01-15T11:32:59+00:00
8 04, 2015

Are you aware of asbestos regulations?


Are you aware of asbestos regulations? Regulations exist for the management and control of exposure to asbestos because it is a potentially very dangerous material, prolonged exposure to which, says the National Health Service, may cause the life-threatening lung disease, asbestosis. The material becomes dangerous when it is disturbed by being broken, chipped, drilled into or simply allowed to deteriorate when it releases tiny fibres into the air which is breathed. There are three main types of asbestos: amosite – brown asbestos; crocidolite – blue asbestos; and chrysotile – white asbestos; Although each of these is potentially dangerous, the brown and blue varieties are much more dangerous than the white. Get a Quote Insurance under one roof We are specialists in many types of insurance Regulation Because all [...]

Are you aware of asbestos regulations?2020-08-05T11:00:17+00:00
8 04, 2015

Working from home tips


Working from home tips If you run your own business or are able to work from home on a permanent or semi-permanent basis, it may be hard to be disciplined. Here are a few tips to make sure you are able to maximise your time at your desk, and not get distracted by some of the things that you may not find in the office. But firstly, how many people actually work from home? According to the Office for National Statistics, between January and March 2014: There were 30.1 million people in the UK; of those, 4.2 million were home workers; homeworkers account for 13.9% of the UK workforce; the number of homeworkers has grown by 1.3 million and the rate by 2.8 percentage points since 1998. Get a Quote Insurance under one roof We are specialists in many types of insurance [...]

Working from home tips2020-08-05T10:58:07+00:00