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Public Liability Retail Risk Manual

by Dave Collins on December 23, 2016

  Public Liability Retail Risk Manual Use this as a start to developing procedures for your retail store, shopping centre or mall. Covers maintenance, risk assessment, incident management, the theory of liability, legislation, emergency procedures, fire protection, fire life safety, checklists and contractor management. Related PostsShopping Trolley Madness Contractual Risks Allocation and Proportionate liability Latest […]

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Trespassers and Public Liability

by Dave Collins on December 15, 2016

Trespassers and Public Liability It hardly seems fair that trespassers can sue a business for negligence, but any person who is injured on your property is entitled to a hearing and often a settlement. How can you fight these trespassers to minimize your risk of paying a liability claim to a loiterer on your property? […]

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Liability Insurance – General vs Public

by Dave Collins on December 13, 2016

Liability Insurance: General vs. Public In the world of liability, there are two different types of insurance: general liability insurance and public liability insurance. Both can cover many different types of businesses. However, there are some differences between general liability insurance and public liability. Let’s take a look at the differences between each. Price The […]

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Are Public Liability And Professional Indemnity Insurance The Same Thing? By K D Garrow The only type of business insurance that is compulsory is employers liability cover. This has to be in place so that your employees are properly protected. There are, however, other insurances that as a business owner you should give very careful […]

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Assessing Your Public Liability Risks

by Dave Collins on December 7, 2016

Public Liability: Assessing Your Risk Every business owner knows that their customers are always right, but many of them don’t know if their customers are always safe. Many small maintenance items can sneak up on owners: A concrete step that has slowly been sinking for years may now be sunk. A charming tree-lined walkway can […]

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Personal Injury Lawyers Win Huge Cases

by Dave Collins on December 4, 2016

Personal Injury Lawyers Win Huge Cases By: Baron Davis Personal injury lawyers are advocates for those who have suffered physical, emotional or psychological injuries. The work of personal injury lawyers helps people who have suffered injuries in irresponsible ways. The personal injury lawyers work with people who have been injured in accidents or by medical […]

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Common Law Liability

by Dave Collins on December 4, 2016

Common Law Liability Author: George Robotham First Published: 7 December 2003 Contact: fgrobotham@iprimus.com.au Introduction The common law is the unenacted law built up and developed through the courts over the years into rules and principles. Common law is not a book of rules and regulations like statute law.  In a general sense, it comprises those […]

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Responsible Service of Alcohol

by Dave Collins on December 2, 2016

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RSA – Responsible Service of Alcohol, Queensland Office of Liquor & Gaming Regulation (OLGR) video. Demonstrates what hap…

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How to Write a Legal Disclaimer For Your Book

by Dave Collins on December 1, 2016

How to Write a Legal Disclaimer For Your Book By Alicia Nicole Dunams With a society that is often prone to rush to litigation, the use of legal disclaimers in books have grown in popularity and are often strongly recommended. These disclaimers are suitable when your book offers health, fitness, diet, or financial advice. They […]

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Public Liability Hazard Checklist for Retail Premises

by Dave Collins on November 27, 2016

Retail locations, whether they be large regional shopping centres, community shopping centres, strip malls or individual business premises are required to discharge their obligations under their State’s legislation relative to access to the premises and general public safety and occupiers of such premises are required to meet their obligations under their State’s specific legislation relative […]

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Hotel and Resort Risk Management Checklist

by Dave Collins on November 24, 2016

Hotel and Resort Risk Management Checklist This is probably one of the most comprehensive risk assessment checklist, related to hotels and resorts, that you are going to find. All aspects of hotel and resort management are covered including maintenance, safety, fire protection, public liability, outdoor areas, balconies and swimming pools. Available Here Related PostsTop Safety […]

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Motels and Boarding Houses are operated under licence from State Government and are respondent to accommodation and health legislation and depending on the activities undertaken as part of their business, other relevant legislation, eg liquor licensing requirements.  Owners and operators of are required to discharge their obligations under their State’s legislation.   They are also required […]

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Commercial Premises Hazard Evaluation Checklist

by Dave Collins on November 19, 2016

Commercial Centres, whether they be large office buildings, office/warehouse unit complexes or individual business premises are required to discharge their obligations under their State’s legislation relative to access to the premises and general public safety and occupiers of such premises are required to meet their obligations under their State’s specific legislation relative to the class […]

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Public Liability Checklist for Scaffolders

by Dave Collins on November 11, 2016

Scaffolding businesses, whether they supply and install or hire out scaffolding, are respondent to a range of plant, equipment, building and occupational health and safety legislation.   Owners and operators of scaffolding businesses are required to discharge their obligations under their State’s legislation.  They are also required to meet their duty of care under the State’s […]

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Public Liability Insurance

by Dave Collins on November 9, 2016

The Role of Public Liability Insurance Companies With the rising costs of business, small businesses often cannot afford to pay legal and compensation fees for liability suits. For this reason, many businesses choose to purchase public liability insurance to protect themselves from unforeseen accidents in their places of business. Should a customer have an accident […]

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Fitness Centres, whilst not operated under licence from State Government and are respondent to a range of legislation including equal opportunity, anti-discrimination, trade practices, fee payment, consumer protection and health legislation, depending on the State in which they operate. Owners and operators of Fitness Centres are required to discharge their obligations under their State’s legislation.   […]

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Balustrade and Railing Height Regulations

by Dave Collins on November 1, 2016

Our sister site, SAFETY RISK, has published a number of articles regarding balustrade and railing height and balcony safety in general. VISIT SITE Related PostsBalustrade Height Requirements Piano stairs – TheFunTheory.com – Rolighetsteorin.se Steps and Stairs

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What is Public Liability

by Dave Collins on October 31, 2016

WHAT IS LIABILITY? Public Liability (sometimes known as General Liability) is part of the law of torts which focuses on civil wrongs. Applicants (the injured party) usually sues the respondent (the owner or occupier) under common law based on negligence and/or damages.  Claims are usually successful when it can be shown that the owner/occupier was […]

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Public Liability Insurance for Market Stall Businesses

by Dave Collins on October 29, 2016

Public Liability Insurance for Market Stall Businesses If you are contemplating beginning a market stall business, you may need to purchase public liability insurance. In some areas, this insurance is required, but in others, the purchase of liability insurance may be at your discretion. Whatever the case in your local area, public liability insurance can […]

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Public Liability

by Dave Collins on October 23, 2016

Public Liability Public liability is part of the law of tort, the civil laws which protect civilians from wrong-doing arising from negligence or intended harm.  Tort by definition encompasses all civil wrongful act claims not listed under a contract or statute.  Specifically, public liability applies to businesses, and injured civilians may open a claim against […]

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