COVID UPDATE: ENGLAND MOVES TO PLAN B

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In response to the Omicron variant the Government has announced a number of changes to current covid safety regulations and guidance. Full details of the new regulations and guidance were not available at the time of writing, but are expected to be published shortly. In the meantime in summary: From Friday 10th December there will be a legal requirement for … Read More

GUIDANCE FOR DOMESTIC FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS IN WALES

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Building regulations and The Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure require new residential premises in Wales to be provided with automatic fire suppression. As well as traditional sprinkler systems, there are a number of alternative or innovative fire suppression systems available. Whatever system is used it is important that it is designed and tested for use in domestic and residential buildings … Read More

GAS SAFETY WEEK 2021

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Gas Safety week was first launched in 2011, providing an opportunity for the gas industry, regulators, consumer organisations and individuals to focus their communications promoting gas safety in one week, in order to better generate interest in the media and have a greater impact among the pubic. In 2021 Gas Safety Week ran from the 13th to the 19th September. … Read More

PIB MOTOR TRADE PRACTICE GROUP IS FURTHER STRENGTHENED THROUGH THE ACQUISITION OF SIMPLY INSURANCE SERVICES LTD

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PIB Insurance Brokers (PIB) is pleased to welcome the latest acquisition made by PIB Group. Simply Insurance Services Ltd has joined the growing family of specialist businesses, in a move that further strengthens PIB’s Motor Trade Practice Group offering to its clients in the automotive sector. Based in Purfleet, Essex, Simply Insurance has been providing risk solutions for VSME customers … Read More

ROADMAPS OUT OF LOCKDOWN – THE LATEST UPDATES

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As restrictions continue to ease, here is a summary of the most recent updates from the Scottish, Welsh and Jersey governments. In addition, we summarise the recent changes in Northern Ireland.  At present, England, Guernsey and the Republic of Ireland are continuing with current measures. Scotland – To Level 0 and Beyond Scotland has announced a move to Beyond Level … Read More

REVISED CORONAVIRUS RULES FOR INTERNATIONAL HAULIERS

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Earlier this year the Government introduced new rules for hauliers entering England from outside of the Common Travel Area (UK, the Crown Dependencies (Bailiwick of Jersey, Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Isle of Man) and Ireland) staying for longer than 2 days. Under these rules hauliers must take a coronavirus test within two days of arrival and every 3 days … Read More

WHAT HAS YOUR ENGINE JUST E10?

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As part of plans to reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses the government has announced that over the summer in England, Scotland and Wales the standard grade of petrol is changing from the current E5 standard to E10. The current E5 blend contains up to 5% bioethanol, E10 petrol will see the amount of bioethanol increase to 10%, the main benefit … Read More

ANNUAL FATAL INJURY STATISTICS RELEASED

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The HSE have recently released provisional fatal injury statistics for the year to March 2021. While these figures are for injuries rather than diseases (including Covid-19) they will have been affected by the changes in working patterns e.g. more people working away from their normal workplace, caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Overall the figures show 142 workers were killed in … Read More

PIB Motor Trade Practice Group

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Driving performance through innovation and insight PIB has a unique Motor Trade Practice Group that delivers tailored solutions to the automotive sector. Emerging challenges around perceived flood exposures, the rise of disruptors and a shift towards electrical vehicles mean that it is even more important to mitigate risk and protect profits. The Motor Trade Practice Group covers three key areas: … Read More

LATEST HEALTH AND SAFETY FIGURES FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) has published its Annual Report and Accounts. This covers the period 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020. This report shows a fall in the number of fatal accidents with 11 deaths in the latest year (down from 13 the previous year), an 11% fall in the number of major injuries … Read More