Film & TV subcontractors - do you have public liability insurance?
We get that insurance might not get your heart pumping as it does ours. So we'll be quick. Sub-contractors and freelancers in the film and TV industry face a myriad of risks every day, consisting of early starts and late finishes, juggling countless demands, rushing around on set, and handling expensive equipment. It's risks like […]
Busting the top 5 cyber-security myths in Australia.
With many of us splitting our working week between the home and the office these days, ensuring a cyber-secure workplace has become more important than ever before. There are still too many people and businesses nowadays with a “she’ll-be-right” attitude when it comes to implementing effective cyber security measures. There are new data breaches and […]
Key Insurance Covers For The Shop & Office Fitter Industry.
Midland's relationship with the Interior Fitout Association (IFA) started in 1980 when we were appointed as the principal insurance broker to the group. To this day, we continue to be proud sponsors and supporters of the association. Working in partnership with the IFA, we have been able to develop a range of policies that cater […]
Insurance priorities for the landscaping industry - key questions asked and answered.
WHAT INSURANCE DO I NEED FOR MY LANDSCAPING BUSINESS? All landscapers should carry public liability insurance. Similarly, landscape designers should carry professional indemnity insurance. Public Liability - Protects you and your business in the event a customer, supplier or member of the public is injured or sustains property damage as a result of your negligent activities. […]
Bushfire support for Australian wine grape growers - applications for grants now open.
Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud, has recently announced (Oct2020) grant applications are now open for Australian grape growers who were impacted by crop loss from the Black Summer fires of 2019-20. Wine grape growers who suffered crop loss due to smoke taint in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory, […]
Home Maintenance & Safety: simple tips to help protect & maintain your home's interior.
Flexi-hoses One of the most frequent reasons for water damage in homes is due to burst flexi hoses, accounting for more than 20% of claims each year. You will find these hoses connected to taps, toilets, washing machines and dishwashers. Check the hose quality every few months. Security alarms Have your burglar alarm serviced annually to ensure […]
CASA: operator accreditation and registration now required for drones that are used for business purposes.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) now requires anyone who intends to fly a drone for business purposes to gain a RPA Operator Accreditation, unless a Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) is already held. In addition, CASA have also mandated that any drones flown for business or as part of your job will need to be […]
Personal Accident & Sickness Insurance for Transport Workers.
Now including cover against COVID-19 Working in the transport industry requires stamina, dedication, concentration, and can often be labour intensive. It's also not without its risks, such as being more vulnerable to road accidents, stress of adhering to stringent time pressures, working with dangerous goods and/or heavy materials, and the more common injuries of sprains, […]
The La Nina Likelihood : Spring 2020. Planning ahead for an extreme weather event
Key points: The BOM states there's now three times the normal likelihood of La Niña developing over spring/summer 2020, which typically means more rain and an increased chance of flooding and tropical cyclones. Plan ahead – prepare your home and/or business so they’re protected from any potential extreme weather events. Check your insurance policy to […]