Fallout from the NSW Hailstorms The Insurance Council of Australia declared the December 20 storms a catastrophe, with over 25,000 claims totaling $125 million, received in the first 48 hours after the event. This was the fifth catastrophe declared in 2018 by the Insurance Council. In March,...

What is combustible cladding? Certain types of cladding can burn rapidly if it catches alight. Problems with metal composite panels and insulated cladding systems relate mainly to multi-storey buildings because of the potential for rapid fire spread via the external areas of the building. These products...

You've got your tools, you've got your ute, you've got your ABN. You're all set, right? Not so fast. It's important to cover your back, too – here’s a guide to what insurance you’ll need and when. Most tradies like to run their own race. And...

CRM Brokers wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year CRM Brokers offices are business as usual until 5pm Friday 21st of December 2018, when we will close for Christmas and New Year's Eve. Our...

Construction Law Review - November

Please refer below to our Construction Law Review, selected from AR Conolly’s Daily Bulletins covering Insurance, Banking, Construction & Government.

CRM Brokers announces the 2018 Client Services Manager of the Year Award The building services industry gathered together on Friday 16th of November at Dockside for the BSCAA (NSW) AustralianSuper Excellence Awards. CRM Brokers is proud to have worked with and supported the industry since 1999 by...

Notifiable Data Breaches July-September 2018 report released The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) released its latest quarterly report on the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme. It shows 245 data breaches affecting personal information were notified to individuals and the OAIC between July and September 2018. The...

Construction Law Review - October

Please refer below to our Construction Law Review, selected from AR Conolly’s Daily Bulletins covering Insurance, Banking, Construction & Government.

Nominations are now open for CRM Brokers Client Services Manager of the Year Award As a specialist insurance broker for the building services industry, CRM Brokers has been working with members of the BSCAA (and previous associations) since 1998. To continue our support of the industry,...

Lock down your online security today CRM Brokers is a proud partner of Stay Smart Online, an Australian Government program that provides simple and easy-to-understand advice about online safety. This year in Stay Smart Online Week, we don’t just want to raise awareness, we want to change...

Water Damage Can Be Avoided Managing common claims and understanding the Owners Committee’s responsibility can be complex. Did you know that water damage is one of the most common causes of strata claims? Many of these claims can however be avoided with a good preventative maintenance...

What insurance cover does a growing business need? One of the drawbacks to owning a growing business is having more at stake. An expanding business is likely to be having dealings with an ever-increasing number of individuals, getting involved in a wider range of commercial activities,...

Are sub-contractors covered by the Professional Indemnity (PI) policy? In many Professional Indemnity policies sub-contractors themselves will not be included within the scope of cover. The Insured is typically covered for their vicarious liability due to the actions that the sub-contractors undertake on their behalf. What this...

CRM Brokers announce the 2018 Strata Services Business Award On Friday 3rd of August, the strata industry gathered together at the Four Seasons Hotel for the annual SCA (NSW) CHU Strata Community Awards. The independent judging panel commented on the number of entries and high quality of submissions...

Management Liability at a Glance There has never been a more challenging time to run a business. We understand that keeping abreast of all the legislation, from employment law to work health and safety is demanding, regardless of the size of a business. And despite best...

Cyber Safety at Tax Time Tax time is not just a busy time for individuals and small businesses, but also a prime time for cybercriminals. Scammers are becoming more sophisticated, so sometimes it can be hard to know whether a message is really from the Australian Taxation...

Construction Law Review - June

Please refer below to our Construction Law Review, selected from AR Conolly’s Daily Bulletins covering Insurance, Banking, Construction & Government.

Fire Risks and Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) In recent years, there have been several incidents, both locally and internationally, that have brought the use of ACP (aluminium composite panels) into the public spotlight. The Lacrosse Building in Docklands Victoria and the Grenfell Tower in London have...

Finalists Announced for the Strata Services Business Award This year the SCA (NSW) received a record number of entries for the CHU Strata Community Awards. The Strata Services Business Award is designed to recognise excellence in performance of Strata Services. It specifically recognises a business that has...

Providing Insurance for Existing Structures When insuring existing structures which form part of a construction project, brokers risk exposing themselves to providing uninformed advice and thus a professional negligence claim. There are a number of common mistakes often made in the consideration of such insurance –...