As Australian governments continue to ease restrictions, at least 119 film and television productions paused during the COVID-19 shut down are now mapping out their plans for returning to work. When filming resumes it will be under very different conditions and insurance considerations and risk management strategies will need to be examined and changed accordingly.
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged Australia’s food production sector on all fronts — from a spike in distribution and transportation demands following a period of panic buying through to declining exports and slowing trading conditions in key markets such as China.
Business continuity remains firmly in the spotlight amid trading downturns, lockdown restrictions and empty retail spaces, following on from the recent battering by a summer of bushfires, droughts and storms.
'The COVID-19 pandemic is placing increased pressure on company directors and executives to communicate robust continuity plans that protect the interests of employees and shareholders, against a backdrop of uncertainty and rapidly evolving risk. In doing so, they will need to respond to a range of concerns — cash flow and liquidity, maintaining reputation, implementing employee safety...
Managing credit risk in the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic environment is critical and should form part of a business continuity plan, as businesses move to manage cash flow and apply for government aid packages (subject to eligibility).
Middle market businesses (<$250m turnover, 20+ employees) have specific insurance needs and risk exposures which require careful consideration, particularly in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic environment.
As the rate of COVID-19 infection drops in Australia, the government and business community are beginning to consider what a return to workplaces might look like.
Until a vaccine is developed coronavirus remains a threat due to its ease of transmission, and this means workplaces will have to adopt new business models. Here are some workplace health and safety considerations to plan for.
With the Australian government taking extensive measures to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including various stages of lockdown in major cities, construction site managers and contractors should be prepared to respond to mandated stop works orders. Given the ongoing uncertainty, here’s what you need to know in a quick guide to typical contract works insurance protection.
In the wake of coronavirus many businesses have have temporarily vacated premises and/or restricted their use of business locations.
The New South Wales government and City of Melbourne both announced on 2 April that construction sites can operate on extended hours to support the industry through the COVID-19 pandemic. Construction, especially rebuilding in the wake of last summer’s bushfires, is one of the commercial activities deemed essential by the Federal Government.
As the Australian business community faces the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners, managers and human resources (HR) teams are also tackling the ongoing responsibilities to workers and protecting our workplaces.
During times of change and vulnerability insurance cover is essential to business operations. Whether they apply to your business assets, employees, clients and customers or members of the general public you service, core insurance remains vital to the ongoing protection of your business.
In their response to the coronavirus outbreak, employees and other stakeholders will begin remote work and there is increased pressure on an organisation’s cyber security risk management.
As the COVID-19 pandemic is contained it's important to take action on your business continuity plan. Doing this will help guide your employees and your business through these uncertain times. Here we offer 5 risk management and wellbeing strategies to support the protection of both your business and your people.
As news headlines about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continue to increase, so has concern over its potential to affect employee welfare, disrupt supply chains, slow business operations and impact business confidence. Businesses should take proactive measures now to review key insurance policies and business continuity plans. Here’s an outline of...
Last Updated March 12, 2020
Does your business have a plan for protecting employees against the coronavirus pandemic? As increasing numbers of cases are being reported it’s important to have a response in place. Here are some guidelines for containment and keeping your business’s staff safe.