News and bulletins

The latest from Darwin Clayton and the insurance industry.

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  • Manual Handling on the Move

    May 2015

    Jonathan Gough of Cardinus Risk Management explains why you should make sure your mobile workforce is protected when lifting and carrying.

  • Use of Hands Free Technology

    May 2015

    It has been illegal to use the mobile phone while driving since December 2003 however research shows that hands free use has increased from 22% in 2006 to 38% in 2014. The research, from road safety charity, Brake and Direct Line, found that texting at the wheel is widespread, 30% of drivers admitting to sending or reading messages while driving, and an even higher proportion, 44% of drivers aged 18-24 admitting to it.

  • New and Improved Darwin Clayton HVAC Scheme Launched

    April 2015

    LV has signed up with Darwin Clayton to target the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) sector.

  • "The Future of Cleaning" looks bright!

    April 2015

    Ceris Burns International launches best practice guide on shaping the cleaning products and services of tomorrow – based on the results of independent consumer research

  • Flood Update

    April 2015

    The Water Act received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014 and sets out the framework for Flood Re, the not-for-profit reinsurance body which will form the basis for flood insurance for some residential property from 2015 for up to 25 years. During that time, the intention is for premiums and excesses to rise to appropriate risk-reflective levels.

  • Medication And Driving

    April 2015

    Taking medication can reduce your ability to concentrate and increase your risk of being involved in an accident.

  • Paperless Drivers

    April 2015

    Licence Bureau boss Malcolm Maycock considers the demise of the paper part of the driving licence

  • Safe Use Of Machinery

    March 2015

    Legislation governing the safe use of equipment is primarily aimed at preventing catastrophic injuries from machinery. But a 2013 case considered whether the Regulations also covered ergonomics issues. What was the outcome?

  • Whiplash Reform Update

    March 2015

    The UK has the highest whiplash costs in Europe and 20% of every motor insurance premium is made up of payments for whiplash. Following the Ministry of Justice’s response to its consultation on whiplash reform, published on 23 October 2014, the first phase of reform has been completed and work on the second phase has begun.

  • Legislation - Employer Responsibilities

    March 2015

    Managing the risks to employees who drive at work requires more than just compliance with road traffic legislation.

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