Pedestrian deaths are on the rise and Victoria Police think they know why

Pedestrian deaths are on the rise and Victoria Police think they know why

Victoria Police has blamed the rise in pedestrian deaths on people using mobile phones or wearing earphones while crossing roads. New stats from the Transport Accident Commission show (table below) that over the past 12 months (Oct 17 – Oct 18) there has been a 31% (29 in 2017 and 38 in 2018) increase in Pedestrian deaths on our roads. That is 38 people who […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 17 October 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 17 October 2018

This week’s product recalls includes: Michelin Australia Pty Ltd — Michelin Brand 305/70 R22.5 X MULTI Z 152/150L TL Tyre Audi Australia Pty Ltd — Audi R8 V10 Coupe? Spyder Vehicles with DL800 Gearbox Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited — Ford Mondeo MA, MB and MD SPQR Holdings Pty Ltd — Cucina Classica Penne all’ Arrabiata Drakes Supermarkets — Drakes Gourmet Premium Selection Silverside […]

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More on Carbon Monoxide detectors

More on Carbon Monoxide detectors

It constantly amazes me how many times I raise an issue and then a day or two later something pops up in the news. In a post on September 20, I wrote that I was arranging to install carbon monoxide detectors in my home and that of my son due to the risk where you have gas fire places, ovens, central heating etc. Today, I […]

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Phones on planes – the danger

Phones on planes – the danger

As most of you who know me know, I am on planes a lot. Yesterday I flew home from Sydney on my last flight before I go on leave on Tuesday. It was interesting for me that 3 people around me lost their phone during the flight and had to call over the cabin crew to help them retrieve them. It was therefore with interest […]

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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors save lives

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors save lives

Last week I reported on the tragic death of 2 young children when it is believed a toy fell onto an electric heater. Subsequently causing a small fire and smoke. Original article here. Several fire and ex-fire officers, including one from LMI’s Risk Management International unit, contacted me to ask me to remind readers of the importance of smoke detectors in bedrooms. While none of […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 18 September 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 18 September 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following: TJM Products Pty Ltd — PACE Remote Reservoir Strut Assembly inc Coil Spring Shock Absorber – LHF & RHF – for Selected Ford Ranger Vehicles GSM (Operations) Pty Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Billabong International Limited — ELEMENT Brand Alder Boys Jacket Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz AMG, GT and GTS Passenger Cars Rhuby Delights — […]

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Devastating fire sparked by a heater

Devastating fire sparked by a heater

I was sad to receive the following article this morning where two young toddlers have perished in a bedroom fire in Geelong East, Victoria. It is believed a toy fell onto a bar heater, which was turned on earlier in the morning, and ultimately sparked a small fire, causing smoke. This silent small fire went on to engulf the entire room with smoke and the […]

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Takata Airbag Recall Saga continues..

Takata Airbag Recall Saga continues..

I have written on this issue a few times since it all came to light, however a new push from the South Australian government which has now begun enforcing a ban, stopping the registration of any affected vehicles which have not had the recall completed. I have even seen cases where insurance professionals haven’t had their car’s parts replaced when it is readily available and […]

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Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence

A lot of world’s insurance premium pricing is based on the US Hurricane Season so it is not a good start when such a significant hurricane arrives so early in the season. While our thoughts and prayers are with all of the people in the path of Hurricane Florence, I hope for everyone’s sake that it is not as severe as predicted and damage is […]

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Why I feel let down by Victorian WorkCover

Why I feel let down by Victorian WorkCover

The tragic events surrounding the crane dropping its load and killing a worker and seriously injuring another brings back the frustration I experienced when trying to deal with the builder constructing a high rise apartment block next to our Melbourne office. Having seen the results of tilt slab panels being dropped from cranes around Australia and even just falling over once erected I tried to […]

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