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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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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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Revitalising coastal towns through offshore wind energy

Submitted by Dean on 24 May, 2019 - 12:33 with 0 comment

Once a bustling seaside town, Great Yarmouth has changed a great deal since its glory days. For centuries, it was an important fishing port with varying success in the oil and gas industry later down the line.

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Construction workers under 30 want better pay and gender equality

Submitted by Dean on 9 May, 2019 - 07:39 with 0 comment

Building, a website dedicated to providing news and statistics in the construction industry recently conducted a survey with 500 young construction professionals to get their views on the industry as it stands, what they like about it, and what needs to improve. 

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Watkin Davies @ the Welsh Construction Show

Submitted by Dean on 23 April, 2019 - 15:50 with 0 comment

The Welsh Construction Show 2019, kicked off at the Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday April 10th and Watkin Davies had the privilege of taking headline sponsor and exhibiting at the first ever show.

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Is Notre-Dame insured and how will it be repaired?

Submitted by Dean on 18 April, 2019 - 10:42 with 0 comment

A cultural icon of France and, perhaps surprisingly, visited by more tourists than the Eiffel Tower, the Notre-Dame cathedral is a place of spiritual wellbeing as much as it is of Catholicism.

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Work in a trade? You might want to consider ASU insurance

Submitted by Dean on 18 March, 2019 - 11:47 with 0 comment

Health insurance, life insurance, income protection – there are a lot of policies that are likely on your radar as a tradesperson, all of which are all designed to offer a certain level of support in trying times.

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Big data could soon become construction’s most important tool

Submitted by Dean on 18 March, 2019 - 09:30 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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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.

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15 & 19 Penlline Road
Cardiff, CF14 2AA
029 2062 6226
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