Gallagher News and Insights

COVID-19 and construction: government update and keeping employees safe on site

08 April 2020

 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.

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Silicosis: What you need to know to protect your people and your business

11 December 2019

Silicosis has become a bigger work safety concern than asbestosis. We look at the types of materials that present a risk, who it affects, how Australian regulators and the insurance sector are responding to the emerging threat and what you need to know now.

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The ultimate guide to insurance for the construction industry (Free Ebook)

29 November 2019

Download our jargon free guide to the 'must have' insurances to mitigate risk in the construction industry.

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Navigating today's business insurance – Market Overview Report H2 2019

25 November 2019

The just-released Gallagher Market Overview Report delivers a big picture perspective covering structural changes within the insurance market and their impact on underwriting requirements ‒ and what this means for your business.

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Business insurance update: Gallagher Market Overview Report H2 2019

19 November 2019

Access the newly released Gallagher Market Overview Report with our experts’ analysis of the key trends in business insurance for the second half of the year.

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Construction insurers are playing it safe and insureds should too

13 November 2019

he effects of the past 12 months on the insurance market mean that a climate of caution is affecting the construction industry at all levels, warns Gallagher Head of Construction - Australia and Asia Roger Irvine.

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Is the construction sector ready for extreme weather?

04 November 2019

Construction risk management is in the spotlight as climate conditions change and associated risks are on the rise, delivering potential wins and losses for the building industry.

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We just want to be paid: protecting your construction business from insolvency risk

31 October 2019

Insolvencies are on the rise in Australia. Reports published by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) showed that the number of companies entering external administration increased by 7.3 per cent in the 2015/16 financial year, continuing a long term trend of rising insolvencies in Australia.

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The insurance implications of non-compliant cladding for the construction industry

23 October 2019

The issue of non-compliant cladding continues to cast a shadow over the construction industry globally - and has professional indemnity insurance implications for construction companies, architects and other related professionals.

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Tips and tools for managing subcontractors

14 October 2019

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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Are you covered for delay in start-up for construction projects?

09 October 2019

As hold-ups become an increasing concern for construction projects, delay in start-up insurance (DSU) provides an option for managing the risk, but the terms can be complex and tricky to negotiate. Here's how it works.

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5 key pain points in construction public and products liability

30 September 2019

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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Insolvency risk in construction - be proactive

25 September 2019

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

11 September 2019

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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Site considerations in construction projects

04 September 2019

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

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3 of the biggest disasters in construction history

28 August 2019

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

21 August 2019

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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Part 2: Is Australia headed for a cladding crisis?

12 August 2019

How did the use of potentially unsafe cladding become widespread in the construction sector? What are the factors behind misunderstanding of the regulations and, in some cases, ill-informed exploitation of grey areas?

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Is Australia headed for a cladding crisis?

05 August 2019

This three-part series examines the implications of the widespread use on non-compliant for the construction industry.

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Congratulations to the 2019 NSW Earth Awards winners!

03 July 2019

As the principal partner of the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) New South Wales Earth Awards, Gallagher is proud to congratulate the 2019 winners, who will progress to the national competition.

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