What Are the Specific Risks Faced By Newcastle Businesses?
In December 1989, Newcastle experienced an earthquake that measured 5.6 on the Richter scale. Property and business owners felt the damages of the quake across the region, with many properties having to be destroyed or have repair work carried out. When a natural disaster like this strikes, it can be difficult for businesses to recover financially, as they incur significant costs to repair and replace damaged property.
PSC Direct Insurance Brokers Newcastle specialise in sourcing appropriate policies in order to ensure your property is fully covered if a destructive event such as this occurs.
The Hunter and Central Coast regions are often exposed to severe storms. The worst in recent years was in June 2007, when the area was battered by the worst series of storms to hit New South Wales in 30 years, resulted in extensive flooding. Thousands of homes and businesses were flooded and many were destroyed and The Hunter and Central Coast regions were declared natural disaster areas by the state Premier.
This severe weather can cause destruction to business property and assets across the sate. As such, it is imperative that businesses in Newcastle have their property adequately covered. At PSC Direct, we know that your property is your business’ biggest asset and should be protected.
Import / Export
Newcastle is known for manufacturing coal, soap and steel, which is transported both nationally and internationally. Businesses involved in the loading, transportation and unloading of goods, on both a national and/or international scale, are exposed to a varied set of diverse risks that are unique to the nature of the work. There are several hazards that are common to all who deal with the transportation of goods such as theft, staff injury, vehicle collision and fire.
At PSC Direct, we understand that all Newcastle based Import and Export companies are as unique as the goods they transport, and as such it is important to find a policy that addresses the specific needs of each business.
Newcastle holds a variety of cultural events and festivals annually. From The Newcastle Regional Show to The Mattara festival, The Newcastle Jazz Festival and The Shoot Out 24 Hour Filmmaking Festival. The Newcastle Entertainment Centre, located inside the Newcastle Showground is a popular venue for regular events including wrestling, concerts and monster truck shows.
In the entertainment, sports and leisure industries, multi-million dollar decisions are made each day, and the risks that these events are exposed to are as varied and dynamic as the productions, events and people who participate. It’s important that the event organisers and participants are fully covered with appropriate insurance.