The Health and Safety Executive recently inspected more than twenty construction sites in an effort to highlight problems in the construction sector. Nearly half the sites failed their spot checks with nine sites beiong the subject of Enforcement Action and Six being served Prohibition Notices. Six sites were given Improvement Notices and one site was shut down completely.
In difficult times it is tempting for Health and Safety to take a back seat over cost cutting, but in the long run this practice can be expensive in terms of human, property and insurance cost. When it comes to the cost of liability and contractors all risk insurance premiums, attention to Health and Safety is crucial in securing lower premiums.
Plymouth Insurance Brokers have long been a champion of Health and Safety concious businesses and as such we have preferential terms for companies that can provide satisfactory answers to our searching questions. If you would like to benefit from our preferential terms and avoid being tarred with the same brush as less responsible members of the Contracting Industry, give us a call and ask for our Health and Safety Scheme consideration. We recently reduced a Combined Liability premium from £32,000 to £19,000 just by getting the right answers to the right questions. Call us on 01752 600007