In the best interests of our staff and clients and to prevent the spread of Coronavirus as much as possible, from Monday 23rd March, we made the decision to operate a closed door policy.
As financial services is classed as a critical sector, we will remain open and deal with all enquiries via telephone or email with no public access to the office. We are able to accept card payments over the phone and cheques can also be posted.
The majority of our staff are now working from home with remote access to our systems, allowing us to continue to trade as close to normal as possible.
If any of your business activities have changed, or your premises are now unoccupied due to Coronavirus, please contact us as soon as possible and we will review your policy wording and conditions.
We are experiencing longer wait times when contacting insurers so please bear with us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
We urge you all to listen to government advice and practice social distancing, staying at home unless absolutely necessary.
Take care and stay safe.
From Team CSW
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- Shop safely amidst the chaos. Take your time and try to avoid the busiest areas.
- Buy your presents from reputable sources. If it looks dubious, don’t bother.
- Heading into the attic? Look out for exposed nails, trailing wires and other hazards.
- If your lights are old, consider buying new ones.
- Fitting lights? Use safe ladders and have another person hold them steady for you.
- Check your outdoor lights. Only use outdoor lights outdoors, and indoor lights indoors.
- Don’t overload electrical circuits. There’s a limit for a reason.
- Don’t cover up your home alarm. Keep it visible and work around it.
- Don’t step on those Christmas baubles. We’ve seen that one before.
- Give your lights a breather every now and again.
- Buy a fire-retardant tree if you’ve opted for an artificial one.
- Place your tree in a safe place away from heat sources or uneven surfaces.
- Use flameless candles or make sure flames can’t fall or be reached by children.
- When you go to bed, turn the lights off… all the lights.
- Keep your doors and windows closed and locked to avoid would-be thieves.
- Inspect any electrical decorations every day or so to root out any defects.
- If snow comes, keep your drive and path clear for guests.
- Consider buying an extinguisher, just in case.
- Don’t entice thieves by leaving presents under the tree.
- When you’ve opened them, keep clutter to a minimum.
- Maintain your kitchen safety amidst all the commotion.
- That means: don’t leave the Christmas roast unattended.
- If you’re going away for Christmas, don’t publicise it on social media.
- As tempting as a Christmas tipple may be, don’t drink and drive.
- Safety checks to your tractor should be carried out each morning before use. Create a checklist, using the manual as a guide, ensuring you include the following: the braking system (including discs and pads), oil and fluid levels, coolant levels, fan belt and tyre pressures.
- It’s vital for employees to receive adequate training on how to safely operate the tractor. Are they medically fit to operate it?
- If they aren’t fitted as standard, make sure you have a seat belt and a roll-over protection structure (ROPS) installed within the driver’s cab. The condition of the ROPS should be checked on a regular basis; incorrect mounting of bolts and/or corrosion can cause the structure to fail in the event of an overturn.
- If a trailer is used, you must check its braking system and ensure that loads do not exceed the maximum limit.
- Legally, passengers are only allowed to ride in the driver’s cab when they have a designated seat.
- Appropriate clothing must be worn at all times when driving the tractor. Clothes should be well-fitted to prevent them from getting caught on moving parts; sturdy work boots with good grip should be worn to operate the pedals; long hair should be tied up and any jewellery should be removed.
- It’s against the law to give rides to children under the age of 13, regardless of whether there is a passenger seat.
- When driving the tractor, ensure there are no loose objects in the cab as these could prove hazardous in the event of an overturn.
- Carbon monoxide kills – never start the tractor’s engine in a shed or garage unless all doors are open and the area is well ventilated.
- If a hitch system is used, ensure it’s the correct one for your tractor and carry out regular checks on the equipment, including skids, jacks and other supports.
- The ‘safety stop’ should be carried out each time the tractor is brought to a halt. This involves applying the handbrake, putting controls in neutral, switching the engine off and removing the key.
- Be particularly cautious when carrying out work on slopes. Use wide wheels if possible, never turn down a slope and always descend down the slope with the gentlest gradient.
- In the event of an overturn, the driver should remain in their seat and must not attempt to jump out of the cab.
- A speedy connection – 83%
- Inclusive bills – 74%
- Double beds – 61%
- Good storage – 72%
- Large, functional communal areas – 59%
- Close to campus – 55%
- Good transport links – 31%
- Good management – 66% of those surveyed said they had experienced problems with the way their property had been managed