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Construction

Engineering Education – From The Middle Ages to Industry 4.0

Submitted by Dean on 5 August, 2021 - 11:35 with 0 comment

Historically, apprenticeships were the only way to make a name for yourself in the world of engineering, and while they’re unlikely to ever be the sole option again, it’s becoming an area of focus once more with the Government committed to providing three million apprenticeship placements by 2020

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How is the rising cost of skips affecting construction workers?

Submitted by Dean on 14 June, 2021 - 12:27 with 0 comment

For those that work in the building and construction trade, you may have noticed that the price of hiring skips is rising and it could spell bad news for both your business and the homeowners you work for.

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How to improve workplace health & safety practices

Submitted by Dean on 8 June, 2021 - 10:51 with 0 comment

From manufacturing and engineering firms to independent contractors, keep your workplace safe with these simple improvements.

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Big data could soon become construction’s most important tool

Submitted by Dean on 3 June, 2021 - 10:30 with 0 comment

Gone are the days where data from construction projects is filed away into metal storage cabinets and never seen again.

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Modern methods of construction add to arson and hot works fire risks

Submitted by Dean on 22 March, 2021 - 16:55 with 0 comment

Arson and hot works are among the most common causes of fire in the UK, whilst modern methods of construction are also a leading factor in many fires. With this as a backdrop, businesses and organisations need to manage and mitigate the risks.

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The truth about VAT and your insurance

Submitted by Dean on 15 January, 2021 - 11:00 with 0 comment

Have you ever wondered if your insurance premium includes VAT? Maybe it’s not something you’ve considered before. Actually, insurance is a service which does NOT include VAT as it is subject to a different type of tax. This is called the Insurance Premium Tax or IPT.

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Income protection for Tradesman

3 questions to ask when protecting your income as a tradesperson

Submitted by Dean on 2 November, 2020 - 10:19 with 0 comment

As a tradesperson, your services and skills are probably always high in demand, and bringing in a healthy income. But while things might be going well today, it’s vital you think about tomorrow.

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Keeping construction workers safe during COVID-19

Submitted by Dean on 5 June, 2020 - 10:52 with 0 comment

While safety has always been of paramount concern within the construction industry, the focus of managers now needs to expand to include the risks presented by COVID-19.

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Get to know the most common causes of workplace injuries

Submitted by Dean on 21 November, 2019 - 10:25 with 0 comment

In a recent report by the HSE, the most common workplace injuries reported throughout 2018/2019 have been revealed.

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Firms could face fines of up to £20m for breaching health and safety rules

Submitted by Dean on 31 October, 2019 - 11:26 with 0 comment

UK firms in breach of health and safety law could face fines of up to £20m under stricter sentencing guidelines.

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About Us

Watkin Davies Insurance Consultants Ltd are one of Wales’ largest Independent Insurance Brokers, established in 1978 by Roger Watkins. Since this time we have become one of the leading Commercial and Personal Insurance Brokers in the region and the trusted insurance advisor to hundreds of Welsh and UK businesses and individuals.

Head Office

15 & 19 Penlline Road
Cardiff, CF14 2AA
029 2062 6226
Opening Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5.30pm
Sat: 9.30am to 1pm
Sun: Closed

Official Insurance Partner

Official Insurance Partner of the FAW Trust

Official Insurance Partner of the WSA

Membership & Accreditation

Chwarae Teg FairPlay Employer Award

Member of British Insurance Brokers Association