COVID-19: Allianz risk management guidance to restarting businesses and latest updates
As we continue to receive updates from our Strategic Insurer Partners, we wanted to highlight the latest information and guidance below from Allianz:
Following the recent Government announcement on 10 May 2020, we wanted to get in touch with some updates to Allianz’s approach as we respond to the latest developments. We’ve also included risk management guidance for businesses which are restarting in light of the Government’s initial roadmap to exiting lockdown.
Allianz working practices
For the meantime we’re continuing to operate a working from home policy for the vast majority of our employees who are able to do so. The safety of our employees, customers and brokers remains our top priority, whilst still providing the high levels of customer service you’d expect from us. We’re here to help so please don’t hesitate to contact us via your normal contacts and communication channels.
Risk Management Guide to restarting businesses
Many businesses will be looking to reopen after temporarily shutting down or reducing operations as a result of Covid-19. This can introduce certain risks and hazards and so we’ve created a useful guide to assist your customers in identifying and mitigating such risks. This includes information on reviewing existing risk assessments, undertaking site inspections and reviewing emergency response procedures. Over the coming weeks we’ll be providing sector-specific guidance to help you and your customers.
As the situation continues to develop, allianz.co.uk hosts our latest updates and support for you and your customers. To help your customers whose premises are unoccupied, we’ve extended our unoccupancy period to 90 days. We’ve also updated our guidance on declaring furlough payments for SME and mid-corporate customers as well as premium payment for customers facing financial difficulty as a direct result of COVID-19.
Our dedicated COVID-19 Resource Hub continues to be updated with a host of information to assist your customers in managing their general business practice and employees during this period. The Hub also contains guidance on managing property, including construction sites and vehicles, as well as IT, data and cyber security considerations.