Hiring an Unlicensed Tradesman is Playing Russian Roulette with your Home

Embarking on a home improvement project entails a huge financial outlay, and so it’s understandable why homeowners want to shave a few bucks off the bill whenever possible. But when the risks of a cost-cutting measure outweigh the benefits, it’s time to take a step back and re-assess priorities. A new survey released by Fair Trading reveals the startling reality …

How to take the stress out of filing a claim.

The filing of an insurance claim is often preceded by a traumatic and unfortunate event in your life, so the last thing you want to deal with in such a situation is a fight with your insurance company over the payment of a claim. Rather than banging your head against the wall, follow a few simple rules and the claims …

Action Plan: What to do when there is an accident on your work site.

Whether you’re a small private contractor or a large building company, accidents on the job site are a real threat and they need to be planned for. With 11% of all serious worker’s compensation claims in Australia coming from the construction industry burying your head in the sand is not a smart option. The major culprits being falling from heights, being …

Site Liability Insurance: Your Ace in the Hole

The Home Building Act, the Industrial Relations Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Work Health and Safety Act, Fair Trading, Work Safe…the list goes on and on. While nobody in their right mind would argue against the importance of maintaining a safe working environment for the labourers and tradespeople of Australia, government regulations are making it harder and harder each and every year for businesses …