Whether you are a skyscraper window cleaner, lion tamer, bomb squad expert, body guard, miner, forest logger or a tradesman all these jobs need insurance. You may not be at risk of falling miles to the ground, being bitten by a lion or injured in an explosion however despite the risk of danger you may associate with your profession it is important to be covered both as an employee or the employer.
Public liability insurance is not only for the extreme and dangerous jobs listed above, but also for regular tradesmen such as builders and plumbers. This not only covers you in case of an accident but also can make you more employable to larger contractors. As when working as a sub contractor the main company often require you to have your own public liability insurance. This protects both you and the customer or customer’s property if it was to get damaged during any work.
Employee liability insurance is a legal requirement within the UK to any companies or organisation that employs staff. This is not only to cover the company for any work place injuries or mishaps that can lead to law suits but can also benefit its employee’s if any absence is taken due to a workplace injury. Work related injuries are not something we want to talk or think about however if starting a business or entering a new one it is important to check all the right policies are put into place. Over 50 people in the construction industry obtained a fatal injury whilst in the workplace in 2010/2011. If this important insurance cover was not in place then their loved ones and families that were left behind would not receive the help or compensation they deserved.
MMA Insuranceplc is an example of an established trustworthy insurance provider specifically for individually for individuals and small/ medium sized businesses.
Pipe tracing is very important to a lot of businesses, large or small. For some it is a legal requirement whereas others purely find it beneficial in their workplaces. For instance if their pipes are not properly protected, it could lead to time and money being lost for any replacements taking place. Whether it is to maintain a certain temperature or for frost protection, Flexelec have a wide selection of products to facilitate your needs.
XLPE cross linked polyethylene insulated constant power heating cables can be placed inside the pipes as they completely sealed with a cross linked polyethylene outer sheath. The FTX cable is specifically designed to protect pipes carrying water against freezing. This would be perfect for many trades such as property development where the piping running through the building’s roof needs to have frost protection.
Flexelec also offer a variety of self-regulating heating cables for pipe tracing. For instance, one range of heating cables (FSG) is recommended for refrigeration industry and protects against freezing or maintains moderate temperatures. The FSH/TP range is designed for maintaining a hot water supply, eliminating heat loss from the piping network and keeping the temperature consistent.
For heating appliances rather than piping, Flexelec provides several options such as silicon elastomer heater mats (T, TA and TV). These are used to heat so many different objects from everyday office equipment such as photocopiers to military missiles, from medical x-rays to factory conveyor belts. They are highly beneficial as they are highly flexible, quick and easy to fit, are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and take up little space.
Alternatively, electric underfloor heating is an option worth considering. Flexelec promote their KYCY, KY and KYCYR cables for underfloor heating as being flexible, hard-wearing and for use anywhere. For example, they could be used in a variety of buildings such as a school or even the Houses of Parliament as well as being suitable for outdoor use including patios and stadiums.
Both pipe tracing and electric underfloor heating have many benefits and the experts at Flexelec strive to achieve the best standard of product for their customers.
All organic gardeners love the time of year when the last frost have been, the soil is warming up and the daffodils alert us to the fact that spring is here. It’s time to start planting your annual vegetable garden.
But what a fantastic supplement to the garden would it be if there were vegetables available that don’t need to be replanted each year? You plant them once, then feed and water them, then you can just keep picking them year after year.
Well, there are vegetables that you plant in a permanent position and they provide you with food on an ongoing basis. A perennial is defined as having a life cycle lasting more that two years. They generally die back during the cold winter and emerge the following spring. So a perennial vegetable is an edible plant that comes back each year. This way you have less to do, you disturb the soil less and your perennials perennial flowers become more drought and frost hardy as their roots grow deeper every year.
All perennials will benefit from soil preparation that increases the nutrient levels and the moisture holding capacity of the garden bed. Adding humus or compost to the soil will greatly improve growing conditions in heavy soils that dry out in summer, as well as lighter soils. Improving the soil will also increase the life and productivity of your perennial plants.