Reducing the Risks of your Fireworks Display

When you host a special event with fireworks or a bonfire, taking precautions to reduce the risks and keep your employees and spectators injury-free is hugely important. The essentials you need to know Injuries and accidents can occur because people do not realise how dangerous fireworks can be. This is […]

The Countdown to NALC

With the NALC Annual Conference and Star Awards coming up this week, the team at BHIB Councils Insurance have been in preparation mode to ensure we’re ready for the event in Milton Keynes. As well as speeches and presentations being prepared, our Marketing team have been hard at work organising […]

The Countdown to NALC – Halewood Council

In the second installment of our countdown to the Annual NALC Conference and Star Council Awards, we are talking to Halewood Town Council who won Town Council of the Year at the 2017 Awards. We spoke to Town Manager, George MacKenzie, who tells us about how it felt to win […]

WW1 Beacon Lighting Ceremony – Safety Guidelines

The 11th November 2018 will mark 100 years of remembrance since the day the guns fell silent and World War 1 came to an end. Across the UK, Channel Island and Overseas Territories, events will be held to commemorate the millions killed, injured and affected by the dangerous conditions on […]

The Countdown to NALC – Ben Murray

We are heading closer and closer to the annual NALC Conference so in the lead-up, we will be running a series of interviews with past winners and current employees to see what they enjoy about the conference and what it means to them. First we have Ben Murray, Policy and […]

Pothole Damage – An Insurance Claim Conundrum

The number of pothole insurance claims for the first four months of 2018 already equals those placed for the entirety of last year, with an average repair bill of £1,000, data from the AA reveals. According to their statistics it is estimated that there have been more than 4,200 claims […]

Fighting Back On Fraud

Brian Brookes, BHIB’s Risk Manager, offers his take on recent fraudulent claims: – “Over £1m of fraudulent claims against local authorities and the NHS have been defeated in the last couple of weeks. The first case involves a cyclist who claimed £175,000 against Cardiff Council for injuries sustained when he […]

Welcome to BHIB Councils

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What to do in the event of a…..“major fire”

Call the Fire Service. Not as daft as it sounds. Don’t leave it to others to call them. The Fire Service would prefer 3 calls about the same incident rather than none. Also don’t rely on your alarm triggering the services of the Fire Service as most Fire Services now require visual confirmation of a fire before attending.