As an Aussie farmer, you’ll know that farms can be one of the most dangerous places to work. Managing risks and hazards on a farm can be daunting when you consider the depth of responsibility, from the obvious to the not-so-obvious.
At Western General Insurance, we’ve been looking after clients in the Horsham, Wimmera and greater western Victoria region for more than 30 years – so it’s no surprise we’re a big fan of this town and the region. In the spirit of Christmas, and potentially staying local this summer, we’ve put together a ’12 days of Christmas’-esque list of the things we love about this area. So here it is – the 12 days of Christmas, Horsham edition!
Launching a new business or start-up as a sole trader during a pandemic is challenging, but it's not impossible. The crisis has opened up a world of possibilities to entrepreneurs willing to take a shot.
Incidents of tool theft occur all over Australia, with power tools being a key target for thieves. If you’re an Aussie tradie, you’ll know how valuable and essential your tools really are. If you were a victim of theft, would you be able to turn up the next day and keep working? The likely answer is no – most tradies can’t work without their supplies. Without tool insurance you would have to dig into your own savings to replace your tools.
Australian businesses have been urged to recognise the significant level of ransomware threat from cyber adversaries. Scamwatch has received over 3,900 scam reports mentioning the coronavirus with over $3.1 million in reported losses since the outbreak of COVID-19. Ransomware acts as a method of extortion, locking a computer’s content and displaying a message requiring victims to pay a ransom in order for them to regain access. The emails delivering ransomware to victims often mirror the branding of trusted and reputable corporations as part of their techniques.
As our trusted clients, we wanted to make you well-aware of recent changes regarding COVID-19. As of 28th July 2020, Victorian employers are now required to notify WorkSafe immediately when they become aware that a worker has received a confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosis.
With the steep rise in remote working, introduction in new health measures and economic stimulus all related to COVID-19, we’ve seen increased cyber risk incidents.
As part of our pledge to ensure that all of our clients are up to date with correct information, we want to notify you of how we are responding as a business and an industry to the impacts of the coronavirus.
In many parts of the world, robots have already hit the fields behind the wheel of autonomous farming vehicles. Driverless machines are taking over a multitude of tasks such as spraying, planting, ploughing and harvesting as farmers worldwide find ways to make the technology work for them.
Being prepared for a bushfire will help save lives, save buildings, and help keep destruction to a minimum. Ensuring that you have enough insurance to cover any damages or losses from a bushfire can also form part of your survival plan - knowing that you can rebuild will be a huge weight lifted should anything happen to your property.