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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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The truth about VAT and your insurance

Submitted by Dean on 30 January, 2020 - 13:00 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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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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Engineering Education – From The Middle Ages to Industry 4.0

Submitted by Dean on 24 October, 2019 - 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 to improve workplace health & safety practices

Submitted by Dean on 10 October, 2019 - 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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Watkin Davies @ The Welsh Construction Show - Swansea (23 Oct 2019)

Submitted by Dean on 4 October, 2019 - 12:42 with 0 comment

We are delighted to announce that Watkin Davies alongside our credit insurance partner - Euler Hermes, are this year’s joint headline sponsor again of the Welsh Construction Show 2019 at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea on Wednesday October 23rd.

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5 weirdest things found on a construction site

Submitted by Dean on 3 October, 2019 - 12:32 with 0 comment

From prohibition-era liquor to a woolly mammoth, here are the five strangest on-site discoveries made by construction workers…

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Breaking down the stigma of mental health in the construction industry

Submitted by Dean on 3 October, 2019 - 12:22 with 0 comment

Society is speaking out about mental health more than ever before in order to break down the stigma that has been attached with mental illness throughout history. Yet, in the construction industry, the majority of people still feel unable to speak out about their mental health.

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Transforming the construction industry with 5G technology

Submitted by Dean on 9 September, 2019 - 10:46 with 0 comment

Although there’s still a long way to go with its implementation, 5G is already making waves in the areas it’s available. EE, Europe’s largest 4G provider, launched the service in select cities in May 2019 and has confirmed a wider rollout across the UK in 2020.

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About Us

Watkin Davies Insurance Consultants 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