Risk Management

Risk Management

La Playa has partnered with leading risk management specialists, Cardinus Risk Management to deliver a unique package of Risk Management Solutions for the science and technology sector.

In addition to a range of general free resources, such as “Ask the Expert” and the library of template guides and policies, we can provide online risk assessment and training solutions specifically designed for the laboratory-based business to help you become compliant in an increasingly complex world.  And they’re exclusively discounted for Lab Portfolio™ policyholders.

Whilst Cardinus has built an enviable reputation for delivering risk management solutions to some of the world’s largest science and technology companies, this new web portal is focused on small to medium businesses – ideal for firms like yours. And you don't have to sign up to lengthy contracts. With Cardinus you pick and choose what you need and pay on a 'per use' basis.

As a Lab Portfolio™ policyholder all you need to do is click here where you have access to:

  • Free £150 voucher 
  • Online risk assessments
  • E-learning for display screen equipment, induction, driver risk, fire safety, plus many others
  • Onsite consultancy in property, fire risk and fleet risk
  • Health and safety training
  • Ask the Experts: email access to our leading risk management expertise
  • Guides: providing useful knowledge to help you comply with legislation
  • Templates: policy templates to help you comply with legislation
  • Access to Cardinus' award winning MI and task management system, PACE, providing full history of all health & safety activity. The HSE actually use Cardinus products for their own staff! 

If you have not already received voucher codes either contact Hanna Beaumont at La Playa on 01223 200664 or contact Amy Jensen at Cardinus on 0844 3388589. 

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You can call us to talk more about your business on +44 (0)1223 200650 or +44 (0)20 3865 0149

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About La Playa Science & Technology

Specialist & Independent

Specialist & Independent

La Playa's specialist Science & Tech team can help you protect your business with smart, flexible, high-performance insurance - with a friendly human UI. We understand the risks and pressures you face - and we speak your language.  We’ll support you with great advice - helping you make good decisions for your business. 

In-house IFA

We also offer Business Protection (including Key Person Insurance) and Employee Benefits: a joined up approach with a team of advisers working for your best financial interests - all under one roof

Advice You Can Trust

…from an expert who understands you

Tech-based business is 24/7, global and borderless, exposing you to new risks and liabilities - often in unfamiliar places. As the law struggles to keep pace with technology, insurance can provide a real safety net if you fall foul of changing legislation.

  • Specialist insurance for science and technology
  • Independent professional advice
  • Relationship-based service: right beside you when you make a claim
  • “Can do” culture

Seamless insurance across UK and US

What does “Boutique Service” actually mean?
La Playa’s Personal Risk Concierge means:

  1. dedicated adviser so you can speak to the same person each time
  2. Careful listening to really understand your needs and priorities
  3. As much help as you need with completing forms to provide risk information
  4. A discreet and complimentary appraisal* of your property to assess the risks and ensure you have the right cover where you need it
  5. An independent market review - so you don’t have to shop around comparing policies, cover limits, risks covered and smallprint exclusions
  6. Careful monitoring of the insurers’ financial strength, claims and customer service
  7. An independent recommendation of the best policy for you - and, importantly, why
  8. Specialist policy wordings from underwriters who have demonstrated excellence and deep understanding of your risk exposures. We have analysed a wide range of policy wordings and have selected only the best for our panel. Our advisers have a deep working knowledge of these policies 
  9. An intelligently designed portfolio of protection across multiple asset classes and territories
  10. Advice on how best to manage your risks - to keep you safe but also to keep insurance costs down
  11. Expert guidance on valuations, security and risk management, and connecting you with specialist advisers and suppliers
  12. Direct phone, mobile and email access to your adviser for questions and advice. We aim to respond to emails within 60 minutes
  13. Policy documents emailed to you - no logins and passwords to remember
  14. An advocate beside you if you make a claim - thinking laterally to mitigate the impact, making useful connections to get you back up and running; driving through to a swift and fair financial settlement

Oh, and...

  • No call centres
  • No ‘hold’ music
  • No hidden fees

*subject to availability with our insurer panel

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Direct Dial: +44 (0) 1223 200664

Mobile: +44 (0) 7795 473071

Email: hanna.beaumont@laplayainsurance.com

Twitter: @HannaBLaPlaya