Loss Control & Prevention is a proactive endeavour, identifying and acting upon potential hazards before incidents can occur.
Below are a selection of articles that you may find informative, and beneficial to assessing your risks at home.
Also, as a policy holder you may wish to take advantaged of some ‘Policyholder Perks”
|Abandoned Fuel Tanks
Abandoned tanks on a property can pose an environmental risk.
If energized, abandoned wires pose a serious hazard to safety (shock or electrocution), they can also pose a serious fire hazard.
An exposed opening in electrical equipment creates entry points for rodents, bugs and dust, as well as a safety hazard.
Improper use of extension cords may create an unnecessary safety hazard and may result in a potential fire threat to your property.
|Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
A ground fault occurs when electricity travels outside its intended path and goes to ground.
|Kitec Piping In Houses
"Kitec" type plumbing is prone to corrosion over time, and failure can lead to water damage.
|Liquid Manure Storage Safety
Liquid manure storage is an integral part of operations on many modern farms. Manure storage areas may pose a significant risk to the people and animals near them.
|Polyurethane Foam Insulation
Polyurethane foam insulation (PUFI) or foamed plastic insulation is a common insulation found in many homes, commercial and agricultural buildings.
|Potential Dangers When Using Heat Lamps
Possibility of a fire increases whenever a heat lamp is used in a barn or a house.
Mice and rats can cause extensive damage to electrical wiring which could lead to a fire hazard.
|Tanks Protection From Vehicular Impact
A minor impact by a car, tractor or other equipment could result in damage which could cause leakage of the contents.
|Temporary Space Heaters
Due to the high heat output of these devices, improper use or installation increases the likelihood of a fire.
|Vacuum Pump Exhaust
Vacuum pumps on farms are used to create vacuum needed to milk the animals. A vacuum exhaust pipe installed directly in contact with combustible materials such as foam insulation or wood can increase the potential for a fire.