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Tips and tools for managing subcontractors

14 October 2019 - 02:00PM

Managing subcontractors effectively is crucial to productivity and profitability. Experience, organisation and effective communication are all important factors. Here we nail down some of the common issues and their solutions.

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4 steps to ensuring your business is ready this bushfire season

10 October 2019 - 02:00PM

The spring of 2019 has ushered in a high risk bushfire season over most of Australia. If your business operates near bushland or trees your premises and staff are at risk from a bushfire outbreak. The time to prepare is right now.

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Why shared family business culture matters

08 October 2019 - 02:00PM

The eve of the Great Depression doesn’t seem like the most auspicious time to start a business, but that’s what the Gallagher founder did, in a basement in Chicago in 1927.

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How to meet the hard to place transport insurance challenge

04 October 2019 - 02:08PM

In today’s toughening insurance market having a previous claim or claims in your history could disadvantage you considerably, especially if the costs were substantial.

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Are you bushfire ready? Our broker tips for managing your risk

03 October 2019 - 02:00PM

Home and business owners should be aware that prolonged dry conditions across Australia mean that large parts of the country are under threat.

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How can vintners win the contamination challenge?

02 October 2019 - 02:00PM

Contamination spoils wine. It can make it taste and smell wrong, affect the texture, change the colour and distort the character. It is also a very difficult risk to manage in the vinification process.

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5 key pain points in construction public and products liability

30 September 2019 - 03:07PM

Building contractors should definitely read the small print in these make or break areas of their business insurance contracts before they sign on the dotted line. The devil is in the detail.

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Gallagher report discusses biggest transport risks

27 September 2019 - 02:00PM

Talent shortages represent the biggest risks facing the transport industry, according to a Gallagher specialist.

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Insolvency risk in construction - be proactive

25 September 2019 - 02:00PM

The decline of the mining industry signalled the beginning of the end of the recent building boom in Australia, leaving the construction industry highly exposed. The economic risk is huge, given construction accounts for almost 10 per cent of employment, according to ABC News.

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Protect your business from cyber threats from malicious insiders

18 September 2019 - 02:00PM

Malicious insiders are responsible for a significant proportion of serious cyber attacks because their organisational knowledge equips them to exploit vulnerabilities and hit a company where it hurts. Here’s how to deal with the threat and protect your business.

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Dynasty or dead end? How to ensure your family business won’t fall over if you do

13 September 2019 - 02:00PM

Family businesses make a valuable contribution to our national economy. About 70% of Australian businesses are family owned, employing roughly half of the workforce and generating wealth of approximately $4.3 trillion.

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Gallagher's Angela Vella on construction risk, for Insurance Business online

11 September 2019 - 01:31PM

Hear Gallagher's expert construction insurance broker Angela Vella speaking about the new range of risks construction companies need to be aware of in today's operating conditions.

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Risk management in craft brewing

09 September 2019 - 02:00PM

It’s not all bushy beards, tasting notes and bragging rights in the craft brewing space. The nature of the industry and how it operates commercially raises issues around safety in particular.

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Hybrid turf systems may offer solution to sports grounds’ year round availability

05 September 2019 - 02:00PM

Stitching synthetic grass into natural turf creates a hybrid that delivers considerably more playing hours than traditional grass fields: good news for Australian sporting organisations seeking a surface that stands up to wear and climatic conditions.

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Site considerations in construction projects

04 September 2019 - 02:00PM

From domestic builds through to big infrastructure jobs, the impacts of work conducted onsite call for planning and management.

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Human error the most preventable factor in data breaches

02 September 2019 - 02:00PM

One little typo in an email address. That’s all it took for the personal information of 317 people to be sent to an unknown recipient: dates of birth, passport numbers and medical test notes – a jackpot for any cyber criminal involved in credential or identity theft.

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The Australian transport industry and digital evolution

30 August 2019 - 02:00PM

Australia’s $48.9 billion+ pa transport and logistics industry’s truck traffic is projected to grow 50% from 2010 to 2030. This rapid growth can only be achieved practically by adopting new technologies.

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3 of the biggest disasters in construction history

28 August 2019 - 02:00PM

Construction is one of the oldest industries around (it dates back to around 9000 BC) and its history is rich with astonishing triumphs and, unfortunately, devastating disasters.

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Fuel carrier fine sends a regulator message about emergency response

23 August 2019 - 02:00PM

The recent fine imposed by the New South Wales Environmental Protection Authority (NSW EPA), the regulator for dangerous goods in NSW, on a large petroleum cartage company should be a wake-up call for the sector, advises guest blogger Gallagher Principal Broker Phil Hardaker.

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Part 3: Is Australia's construction industry headed for a cladding crisis?

21 August 2019 - 02:00PM

Industry regulators are now reviewing construction standards frameworks with the aim of avoiding misunderstanding and misapplication of building codes relating to cladding. Stakeholders need to be abreast with these changes or run the risk of finding themselves in breach of these requirements.

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