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The Importance of Insurance for Driving Schools

The number of vehicles on our roads is growing by the year. Every single day, more and more budding drivers are book driving lessons online with their instructors, eager to be part of the vehicular revolution. However, there is also a down side to all of this; the more cars that we have on our roads, the more accidents will occur…

Anyone who makes their living by teaching others how to drive will be fully aware of the many hazards on our roads. Tailgating, speeding and overtaking on bends are all frighteningly common problems. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how gooda driver you are, if you are unlucky enough to meet someone driving their vehicle recklessly, then you may well be involved in a collision. Even driving instructors will need to make car and accident claims if they are in the wrong place at the wrong time!

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book driving lessons online

And this is why it is so important to have a good standard of protection in place. Many people will simply see insurance as being a legal requirement and a rather expensive necessity; but this is an unhealthy way to think. In the wake of an accident, the quality of your cover really can make all the difference to how quickly you are able to get your life back on track. And if you run your own driving school, then this will be doubly important! For a driving instructor, a car is the singularly most important item to have. And if it is off the road, then your income will immediately grind to a halt.

Of course, anyone will want their vehicle repaired/replaced as quickly as possible after an accident, but if your livelihood depends on it, then it is so much more serious. Some insurance companies will deal with claims far quicker than others and it is well worth looking around. This is where the internet proves to be very useful; not only can we use it to get quotes, but it will also provide us with plenty of information about each insurer!

Many people will make the mistake of trying to find the very cheapest insurance, but this is often a bad idea. There are plenty of companies out there who will offer you cover for a really low price, but at what other cost? Just how comprehensive will your policy be? And how quickly will they deal with any claims? Finding the right insurance isn’t simply about tracking down the lowest quote, there is far more to it all than that.

We all like to find ourselves a bargain whenever we can, but vehicle insurance is very much an exception. So save your ‘penny-pinching’ for other products and concentrate on the quality of your cover instead! Your vehicle is very important to you and keeping it adequately protected is of paramount importance; especially if you are using it to shape the drivers of tomorrow!

Onsite Caravans for Sale

Central Coast Onsite Caravans for Sale

Have you considered an Onsite Caravans for Sale? You may be working hard in Sydney and finding it difficult to find the time to spend with your family. Weekends away are a great chance to spend time in nature and enjoy good quality time with your children. For a family hotels can be very expensive, you may require 2 rooms and breakfast for parents and children can be pricey. Caravan Parks allow you to accommodate the whole family in one Caravan and prepare breakfast easily and affordably.

Spending time outdoors is great for children’s development and Caravan Parks give the chance for kids to explore the great outdoors. If you have a favourite Caravan Park and you go back often its might be good idea to investigate if they have Onsite Caravans for Sale. These are Caravans that stay permanently in the park all year round. If you like the idea of having your own affordable holiday home but not sure which location to start looking then start with an area close by to your home. If you live in Sydney then driving North or South along the coast would be ideal. For this article I will describe the Central Coast as a great choice if you are looking for Permanent Onsite Caravans for Sale NSW.

Beaches

Onsite Caravans for Sale

There are many Onsite Caravans for Sale on the Central Coast as there are plenty of beautiful beaches to choose from. The most famous beach on the Central Coast is Terrigal and many Sydneysiders come to Terrigal for the fish and chips and the boutique street shopping. There is a large hotel called the Crowne Plaza where many Sydneysiders will stay during their first time to the Central Coast. On their second visit they may decide to stay in a Caravan Park and enjoy more to the outdoor atmosphere. Terrigal also has the Skillion which is a large hill that you and your family can climb and once on top experience amazing ocean views. There are plenty of other beaches to explore such as Avoca Beach, Copacabana, Wamberal, Long Jetty and Bateau Bay. There is at least one Caravan Park on each of these beaches with Onsite Caravans for Sale.

Markets

If you are after Onsite Caravans for Sale in NSW that are close by your Sydney home and offer great outdoor activities then the Central Coast is a good place to start your search. Markets are a great weekend activity to enjoy with the family. You can find all sorts of interesting items from homemade food (Cheese and jams) to antiques and interesting toys for the kids. There are markets all over the Central Coast and here is a summary to show how many you can explore.

Terrigal Beach Market
9.00am – 2.00pm First Saturday of every month

Avoca Beachside Market
9am – 2pm : Fourth Sunday every month

Ettalong Market
9.00am – 4.00pm. Sat/Sun & Mon public holidays.

Australian Reptile Park

If you are looking for a fun park that is educational and allows your children to explore the wonders of animals then the Central Coast Reptile Park is ideal. Australian Reptile Park is a hands on zoo located in a Central Coast bushland setting. It has many native Australian reptiles but also many exotic reptiles from around the world. If you find Reptiles a bit scary, there are many cuddly animal such as Koala bears and wallabies to experience as well. People who are looking for Onsite Caravans for Sale NSW with fun family friendly outdoor activities should consider the Central Coast.

When looking for Onsite Caravans for Sale and wondering what the best location is, firstly look at an area within 2-3 hours drive of your home, this will mean it’s convenient and easy to throw the kids in the car and take them on a weekend away. The Central Coast is around 2 hours drive from Sydney and has so much for the family to explore. If you are interested in Onsite Caravans for Sale on the Central Coast or Permanent Onsite Caravans for Sale NSW have a look at Holidaylife.com.au.

Biography

Julian Rembrandt has spent the last 10 years in the hotel industry across Australia and Asia. Permanent Onsite Caravans have been around for many decades but the knowledge about how to make the right purchase decision has been limited. Julian helps to educate people on the best ways to go about owning an Onsite Caravan. Julian Rembrandt owns and operates Holidaylife.com.au, a listing site for Onsite Caravan for Sale.

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Are You a Seasonal Gym Dodger? 3 Ways to Stay Focused Through Your Winter Workouts

WHEN IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

When the sun’s shining, and the weather’s warm, getting to the gym’s easy.

When it gets cold, dark and wet, this is where it can get challenging. All you want to do is get under a blanket, eat warm and comforting food, and watch a movie.

Here are 3 ways to help keep you working out consistently when it’s cold and dark outside.

Build a Banging New Play List

Sometimes when you want to get into the zone, the rights tunes will get you there. According to research, we often associate music with memories and the context within which we first heard the music.

If you know the kind of music that puts a spring in your step, using that music for a playlist will give you the ‘spring ‘, you need to get off the sofa and onto your next session.

But don’t go for music that is too fast: according to a 2010 study, songs with beats from 120-140bpm provide the maximum benefit for moderate exercisers. If you’re an iTunes fan, you can search for music by bpm.

Get New Training Kit

According to a 2012 study, you associate the clothes you wear with the activities you do. You associate yourself even more with an activity when you wear the uniform, so by putting on your training duds you’re more inclined to walk the walk and get to your workouts.

This is confirmed by psychologist and personal trainer Battersea Susan Rudnicki, who also suggests that when we see others wearing training gear we associate them as being more skilled in training.

By getting into the gear, you’re training your mind to think more like an athlete. The more you think like an athlete, the more inspired and likely you are to train like one.  Also, who wants to waste a new outfit that makes you feel great?

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Personal trainer Battersea

Schedule Your Workouts in Your Diary…i Mean Actually Write Them in There

Ever heard yourself saying ‘I’m too busy to train’. The best way to avoid life and inclement weather derailing your training regime, is to mark it as an appointment in your diary.

Benjamin Franklin was 100% right in saying ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’. By putting a regular appointment into your diary (not saying I’ll get to it later today – physically block the time out) you’re much more inclined to stick to the regime.

This action will turn into a habit, helping you entrench the behaviour and reap the benefits of consistent training.

Top Tip: if at all possible, start early. With most schedules, you’ll have maximum control of your day at the start of it, so schedule your sessions in the morning to get the training in before the day goes sideways.

How Our Members Keep Their Training Consistent Over the Winter Months

Here at Fit to Last, our members train consistently three times a week in a small group. They tell us that signing up to our program helps them to keep working out consistently (even through the dark winter months) for the following reasons:

  • Accountability: knowing that my personal trainer is waiting to assist me is a big motivator. Also knowing my workout team members are expecting to see me at the sessions really helps too. I hate ver having to miss a session.
  • Convenience: I never have to book my workouts online before I can attend. My spot is always there for me.
  • Speed of change/value for money: before joining the program, I was struggling to get results working out at the gym and dieting on my own. Knowing that the time and money I invest is actually getting me results motivates me to keep going.
  • Outsourced thinking: one of the best things is that the thinking is done for me. The session planning, tracking and roadmap to my goals has all been planned out for me. All I need to do is show up and work as hard as I can.

A common approach to achieving fitness goals is to join a gym. But unless you already know what you’re doing, you’ll actually save yourself more time and money by working with a team of fitness professionals.  Tally up the amount of time and money you may have wasted on a gym membership. Did you get results? Or like millions of other gym subscribers in the UK, did you  go sporadically and struggle to see results?

It’s natural to feel a little blue over the winter months. We hope these tips will help you to keep your training consistent and be ready for when the ice breaks and spring returns.

 

Official Source:- https://www.fittolast.co.uk/stay-focused-winter-workouts/

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Picking Your Coffee – Flavours

Understanding what you like and what to look for…

Choosing the best coffee can often be a process as touchy-feely as a fashionista attempting to pick out her favourite trend of the best current style trends in the latest edition of Vogue. On one hand, a person may love the sharp and bright acidity of a Kenyan SL26 yet despise the chocolaty and nuttiness of a celebrated South American Bourbon without ever considering that both these coffees are amazing in their own way.

So why the favouritism in coffee?

Our preferences for coffee roasters brisbane can be highly attributed to our taste buds, though not exclusively; and if only it was that simple. The human anatomy ensures most humans share commonalities (i.e. two arms, ten fingers, two eyes, one nose, one tongue, etc.) and yet, regardless of the commonalities, we are altogether different and unique. Just like how our skin and eye colours differ from person to person, so it is with our tongues. Each tongue has a different dispersion of lingual pappilae or better known as taste buds. Our tongue, being the primary organ for taste (gustation), along with the secondary influence of our cultural environment, ensures each individual would have a favourite flavour.

To make it even more interesting, the vast variety of coffees only means we have to deal with a vast variety of available flavours, further highlighting our differences. However, picking a favourite coffee is really not the same as picking the best coffee, and therefore the Q Grading system was invented as a guideline in order for people to collectively come to agreement on picking the best coffees.

But we’re not here to talk about the Q Grading system; instead we’d like to offer you some guidelines on how to select your favourite coffee based on your favourite flavours. Here are some key things to look out for when choosing a coffee:

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coffee roasters brisbane

Aroma

Our ability to smell greatly influences our ability to taste. If a coffee smells delicious, it’s very likely to translate to the flavours in the cup. Look out for aromas of nuts, chocolate, berries and even fruits.

Sweetness

Most taste profiles these days include a measure of or a synonym for sweetness. Sweetness is in the cup and is an inherent flavour of high grade coffees. From sugar cane sweetness, to toffee, or even molasses; either way, sweetness is a great indicator.

Acidity

As the name suggests, this is an indicator of the level of acidity that you can taste in a coffee. Acidity should not be confused with sourness. Citric acidity is often associated with mostly citrusy fruits such as lemon, lime, grapefruits and other citrusy fruits, commonly described as tart or sharp. If you do not enjoy such flavours of acidity, you may instead prefer the pleasant form of Malic acidity. Malic acidity is commonly associated to fruits like green apples, grapes, and rhubarb. It is generally a much sought after attribute in coffee as it is mellow in comparison to citric acidity. Besides Citric and Malic acidity, Phosphoric acidity is perhaps the most sought after and highly prized as it is often found in the most celebrated coffees in the world. The common association with phosphoric acid is that it provides a more tactile mouth-feel instead of the association with sourness that is found in citric and malic acidity. Words such as bright and lively are some of the words used to describe Phosphoric acidity. However, it’s really a combination of Phosphoric and other organic acids presented in the coffee itself which ultimately results in delectable flavours.

Body

Much like wine, coffee has a tactile feel when it hits your mouth. It is a very distinguishable feeling. Some may prefer a heavier body, almost syrupy-like, where some others may enjoy a lighter mouth-feel.

Balance

A balanced cup is highly desirable in a coffee, yet it is probably the most subjective matters when describing coffee. In layman terms, it generally describes whether or not the other key attributes in the coffee work together to present itself as a ‘whole’ package in the one cup of coffee.

Aftertaste

Last, but not least, one should look for aftertaste. With close to a thousand chemical compounds found in coffee1, the cup is bound to leave some form of aftertaste in your mouth. Great coffees generally leave a pleasant, lingering aftertaste. This being said, not every great tasting coffee has a pleasant aftertaste but it is an ideal attribute to look out for.

In conclusion, these are just some of the words you may find in the descriptions on a bag of coffee, or on a coffee menu, as a guide to help you select your next purchase of coffee. At Coffex Coffee, we celebrate the diversity that coffee brings to our taste palates. We roast our Classic Range to suit those who prefer more traditional flavours in their coffee; however, our Single Origin Range is a lot more diverse. Much like anything else in this world that is worth knowing, we can only come to our own conclusions of what’s best when we have actually tried it.

Source By:- https://www.coffex.com.au/picking-your-coffee-flavours/

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HOW VENEERS CAN IMPROVE YOUR SMILE

Nowadays, most cosmetic dental procedures are as easy and common as regular dental work. They can also help with self-confidence, appearance and support you in achieving a better, brighter smile. Most common cosmetic procedures are fairly easy and only a few require more sessions and a bit of complex work.

One such relatively simple procedure is getting dental veneers Sunshine. Veneers are incredibly popular as they enhance the overall appearance of your teeth and if you have a worn tooth – from grinding – or chipped teeth, having veneers would cover the imperfections and create a stronger smile. Getting veneers can be the best of both worlds: a cosmetic procedure that leaves you with a bright, white smile while also correcting and protecting teeth.

So what is a dental veneer and who can get one?

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There are two types of dental veneers sunshine: one is porcelain and the others are made from composite resins. Depending on your situation and budget, your dentist will be able to find a veneers solution that suits you.  Veneers do require a small removal of the natural tooth – usually less than a millimeter – and this allows the dentist to create a more even smile and lets the veneers fit in your mouth as a normal tooth would. It is also essentially for the bonding agent that will hold the veneer to your natural tooth. Veneers are custom-made and individually sculpted for each client, so your smile will look natural and unlike normal teeth, veneers resist staining from coffee, tea or cigarettes, making them an ideal option for those whose teeth resist whitening.

Almost anyone can get veneers. Especially if your teeth are fractured or have gaps between them, if they’re poor in colour, shape and contours and even if there are minor-bite related problems. As with any involved cosmetic or dental procedure, make sure to consult your junction road dentist and research your options. There are a few small downsides to getting veneers. As part of the original tooth’s enamel must be removed, this isn’t considered a reversible treatment but if you have porcelain veneers they can last up to 25 years. Also, creating porcelain veneers requires your smile analysis to be sent to a laboratory, so this isn’t a one consultation treatment.

Finally, we get to the maintenance. Maintaining your veneers is quite simple. Just make sure to continue your routine brushing with a non-abrasive toothpaste and flossing every day. If you’re not sure which toothpaste to use, your doctor can recommend one. Try to avoid biting nails, chewing ice and other stresses that can damage veneers and natural teeth!

Start your journey to a well-protected, bright and white smile today!

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3 Ways to Make You’re Dieting Efforts Easier in 2019: Advice from Richmond Personal Trainer at Crux Fitness

Diet and exercise. We all know these are the basis of getting fit, yet while many of us has nailed down the exercise aspect, we struggle with the diet aspect due to the sheer amount of temptation the world around us throws at us.

– Oh but I don’t want to waste food…

– I was hungry and it was the most convenient…

– I want to eat healthy but I don’t have the time to cook..

– And many more…. EXCUSES (barring some specific cases) we make everyday to SABOTAGE our own potential fitness results

So here are some tips to help you control how much you eat and facilitate you to make healthier eating choices in 2019.

Remove the Junk Food/comfort Food From Your Vicinity and Make Heathy Food Choices Convenient for You to Grab

Let’s face it, we are all lazy sometimes, and like to do things that are easy if possible. Afterall, why make our already complicated life more difficult right? This is also true when it comes to food: the chances of you eating that bag of potato chips 2 feet from when you are hungry is much more appealing than to drive 30 minutes to a local grocery store and buy healthier options to bring home, then prepare them, then eat them.

Ya, just thinking about that can make you “hangry”. So why in the world would you want to do that to yourself? How do you feel about yourself and your fitness after you give in and eat that bag of potato chips? Some of us have awesome willpower, but will power is not limitless, even the most resolute of us can still crack given enough temptation at some point. This is why the environment we create around us is ever so important to facilitate us to make the right choice every day.

If making healthier choices was made easier for you and you know you will feel good about it afterwards wouldn’t you want to make it more often? Let’s take the above potato scenario in reverse. You are hungry, and there’s a ready-to-eat plate of your favorite healthy salad 2 feet from you. Would you be more likely to be eating that than to drive 30 minutes to a local fast-food store? (if you are thinking local fast-food store still…we need to talk).

So why do that to yourself? Remove the temptations like junk foods and unhealthy snacks from your vicinity and stop buying them. This way you won’t have to feel like you are wasting food or money by having them in your cupboard or fridge. Also, make those healthy options closer to your vicinity so it stays at the top of your mind: like eye-level in your fridge for example.

Create an environment that serves your fitness success, not sabotage it. You wouldn’t want to have a healthier lifestyle that you can maintain long-term that helps you to stay at the physique you want, would you? Come talk to a Best personal trainer Richmond Gym Crux Fitness to see what different ways we can help you create this environment FOR YOU.

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Best personal trainer Richmond

Eat Slower

This one sounds so simple, yet so hard to do in practice as we are always pressed for time in the fast-paced environment that is the modern world.

It takes time for our digestive system to work and tell the brain that we have enough nutrients and is full. If you eat too fast, you can overeat very easily. With portions (think super-size) getting bigger so we get more “bang for our buck” at restaurants nowadays, it is vital that we slow down not only so that we can fully enjoy the wide range of culinary pleasures our taste buds can enjoy from food, but also to make sure we are fully in sync with our bodies to know when it has enough food.

Afterall, we didn’t get the most “bang for our buck” meal for the purpose of getting overweight did we?

Meal Prep

This tides in with point 1. Make it easier on yourself to make healthier choices. Even when you have fresh and healthy ingredients for you, would you be more likely to eat that ready-to-eat bag of potato chips in front of you or spend 30 minutes cooking the healthy meal you know you body will benefit from?

If you answered that you will cook for 30 minutes, good for you, but unfortunately you may be in the minority. Also, let’s face it, unless you adore the process of cooking, most of us don’t want to spend 30 minutes cooking each meal per day. Meal preparation is the answer to this dilemma. You are more likely to eat a ready-to-eat healthy meal rather than that bag of potato chips if they were both presented to you if you are conscience about eating healthy.

Oh, no time? Are you telling me you can’t spare the 1-2 hours PER WEEK to prepare the food to HELP YOU stay fit and healthy for rest of the week? We all have 168 hours in a week, and if you are unwilling to spend even 1-2% of that time to ensure the fitness success for rest of the week then perhaps you don’t want that fitness lifestyle or physique that much after all.

If it was easy then everyone else would be already doing it, you didn’t join a gym or get a personal trainer to be just like everyone else did you? For more tips on meal prep speak to a Best personal trainer Richmond at Crux Fitness.

TRUTH is we make the conscious decisions on how we want the environment around us to be, take control of your environment today and make it one that will SERVE YOUR FITNESS SUCCESS rather than sabotage it.

 

Source By:- https://www.cruxfit.com/3-ways-to-make-your-dieting-efforts-easier-in-2019-advice-from-richmond-personal-trainer-at-crux-fitness/

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Driving lessons in Brisbane

Welcome to driving lessons Brisbane. What a superb setting for your driving lessons brisbane is steeped in culture and history and it has some lovely places to eat, to play and to visit. Just think when you’ve passed your test, you can drive around the beautiful countryside and visit country pubs on your way. Take the car for a lovely drive around the area taking in the views and perhaps visiting places you’ve never been to before. That’s the great thing about learning to drive – it gives you the freedom to go out when and where you want to.

Being able to drive creates many opportunities for you. It gives you flexibility in terms of where you choose to attend college or University and also gives you much more range in the jobs you apply for. Holding a full licence makes you very much more marketable. You no longer have to rely on others to give you lifts or wait for unreliable public transport. You can go where you please when you please.

Driving lessons Brisbane provides a wide range of learning packages to suit everyone’s needs and budget. We will tailor make a package that’s right for you and your learning style. We do not roll out generic driving tuition but instead work with our pupils individually to make sure they get individual teaching that suits them. We are all different and learn in different ways and at different speeds. Over the years we have found that this style of teaching is incredibly effective as it hones in on your development needs and plays very much to your strengths. Time will not be wasted teaching you things that you have mastered and feel confident with. Valuable time will be spent in areas where you need more support and guidance.

driving lessons Brisbane

driving lessons Brisbane

We are a very fast-growing driving school and we pride ourselves on the excellent standard of care, service and teaching we provide. We have listened to pupils past and present and asked them for valuable feedback on how we can improve and make the whole process more effective. We continue to do that and make improvements where we can. We offer flexible learning times in order for you to fit driving into your life. Demands from work, family and social commitments make it really difficult sometimes to fit everything in but by providing lessons at a time that is convenient to you helps both you and us. Our instructors can collect you from somewhere convenient too – perhaps they could fetch you from work or college. Again, we listen to our pupils and try and help make it easy for you to learn.

Our instructors are trained to provide exemplary service. They are all CRB checked, have the relevant industry-led qualifications and are monitored regularly. To uphold the profession’s reputation, our instructors are graded 1-6. Here at Andy1st we only have instructors who are graded 5 or 6 and so you can be assured of getting one of the best instructors in the country. Our instructors are kind, patient and reliable. They will be where they say they’ll be and on time. They will not have anyone else in the car with them, just you.

Our professional service is not just limited to our instructors. We have office staff who are on hand to help with queries and questions and who can be called for advice and support. They will help by  locating an instructor for you and arranging call backs if required. We have both male and female driving instructors and can provide tuition in both manual and automatic cars. Our cars are well-maintained and are comfortable to drive, safe and stylish.

We can teach you in whichever way suits you. This may be the more traditional way of taking lessons regularly – usually weekly. That way you can learn in a methodical way and spread the cost of your lessons. Alternatively you could book an intensive course which bulks all of your lessons together – usually over a week or two. The Driving Agency have advised that on average it takes a pupil around 40-50 hours learning to pass a driving test. The intense courses involve around 4-5 hours of driving a day and so depending on your experience and how quickly you pick things up, you could pass your test within 10 days. This is fast becoming the most popular way to learn to drive especially if you need to learn quickly for any reason.

Here in driving lessons Brisbane we have a fully qualified instructor waiting to help you learn to drive and learn this valuable new life skill. We have a passion and a pride in what we do and we strive for excellence in the tuition we provide.

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Duty of Care for Business Travel – Why Secure Transportation is Critical

Duty of Care for Business Travelers – Why Secure Executive Transportation is a Critical Aspect

The need for employers to meet their duty of care requirements to employees is a complex process to navigate for many organizations. Understanding what measures you can take to manage this level of risk remains a considerable challenge. Incorporating the use of secure executive security transport United States into your travel risk management plans is a prudent move to reduce this risk and keep your people safe. Now, more than ever the need arises as to how best to meet this legal obligation for staff and employees who are traveling overseas on company business. The constituent groups this affects are varied, ranging from executives, accompanying spouses and dependents, students, teachers, volunteer groups, contractors – the list goes on.

Duty of Care – A Definition

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The broadly accepted definition of Duty of Care is: ‘is a legal obligation, which is imposed on an individual requiring adherence to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeably harm others. It is the first element that must be established to proceed with an action in negligence.’ Moreover there is now a growing recognition both in the courts and with potential plaintiffs that breaches of duty of care occurring abroad can be heard in U.S. courts. The number of cases being presented has increased and employment lawyers are particularly alert to the issue.

Secure Transportation Considerations when Overseas

This sets an additional standard to be met by employers – in that the measures in place to meet the requirement at home may not suffice abroad. In fact, it is almost certain that it won’t. Your senior executives and traveling staff members will likely be most at risk and exposed to hazards when in transit – particularly when traveling by road or awaiting transportation outside of an airport, venue or business premises. If you are not paying attention to the additional safety and security needs for staff on travel abroad then it is highly likely that you may be placing your own organization at risk – both in terms of their physical safety, but also of potential future litigation.

Increasing levels of risk for the Business Traveler

The much publicized case in 2015 of former NGO worker Steve Dennis provides an excellent example. Dennis, a former staff member of the Norwegian Re (NRC) is sued the agency, claiming gross negligence and failure in duty of care after he was kidnapped and shot in Dadaab, Kenya. Dennis was traveling in a convoy through the camp when his car came under attack. The driver was killed, Dennis was shot in the leg and he and three other colleagues were taken captive. Interviewed in 2015, Dennis stated that: “Like everyone going into a risky situation for work, I believe there’s a minimum level of training and procedures required and when it’s not there I believe there should be accountability for it.” This case absolutely highlights the need to have deliberate and sensible measures in place for employees traveling abroad – especially in an environment where there is an increased level of risk. Not only is transportation key, but also training employees – click here to learn about the Explore Secure® online travel safety training.

How Secure Executive Transportation can protect your Company

Employers and HR managers can help protect their staff (and indeed themselves) by reviewing their procedures and policies. Consider the use of pre-travel training packages or courses to prepare their people for the trips. Then, consider what can be done in-country to further reduce risk. As most issues and incidents tend to arise when people are in transit (especially traveling in vehicles on roads) a further consideration must be the use of secure executive transportation – with trained and vetted drivers. In higher risk environments with an increase likelihood of criminal activity, you may wish to use the enhanced services of a close protection officer in conjunction with secure transportation. It will keep you out of the courts – but above all will set conditions for a safer workplace abroad which in turn will allow your staff to focus on your organizational goals.

Driving Lessons in Queensland

Welcome to YLOO driving school in Queensland – the fastest growing driving school in the country. We are proud to say that we have some of the best driving instructors in the country waiting to take you on this exciting journey. We are passionate about what we do and we believe in teaching everyone who wants to and can learn to drive. Driving is a valuable life skill – one that helps you get from A to B.

We are based in Queensland but we have instructors all over the country. Our Head Office is staffed by friendly, experienced people who will help you with any queries you may have. They will take initial details from you and then source an instructor in your area. Your instructor will know the Queensland area well and be able to take you on routes that will help in the run up to your test. Our instructors always take time getting to know you as a driver and as a person as it helps them assess your learning style. They will then tailor a package that helps you learn effectively and in a way that suits you.

This unique tuition is envied by other driving schools. We have listened to the feedback we have sought from our past pupils who have categorically said that learning in this way allowed them to learn quicker saving them time and money. Some people may have had driving lessons before and therefore have some experience. To that end their plan will be tailored differently to someone who has never driven before. We believe in getting the best out of our pupils in a way that secures their learning but also allows them to have fun in the process!

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online driving lessons

We offer the traditional method of learning in the form of regular driving lessons – usually taken weekly. In addition, if the lessons are a gift for someone, then we can arrange a surprise pick-up to add to the excitement. You can book a block of lessons at a discounted price or they can be booked online appointment scheduling. We also offer intensive courses which are ideal for those people who need to learn quickly. This type of course involves anything up to 5 hours a day of driving so it’s not for the faint-hearted! You will drive all day, every day in line with your training plan. If you use the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) average figures it takes around 40-50 hours learning time to pass a test. So, if your Maths is any good, you can work out that taking the intensive course could see you learning and passing in 10 days! We also have a course for those people who have just passed their test. It provides extra experience and a confidence boost after the L plates have come off. Taking the Pass Plus course could possibly see you getting discounts on your insurance premiums so it’s worth a look.

We have both male and female driving instructors and can deliver tuition in both manual and automatic transmission cars. Our cars are maintained to a very high standard and are safe and comfortable to drive. Our instructors are all Advanced Driving Instructors and have been graded by the DSA. There are many requirements and qualifications needed to become a driving instructor and you can be assured that all of our instructors are qualified in line with the industry standards. Here at YLOODrive we only have instructors who are graded 5 or 6 working for us. With 6 being the highest you will certainly be sure of receiving only the best tuition.

You will receive excellent tuition from YLOODrive in Queensland both in terms of getting the car to move but also in terms of hazard perception and confidence. We firmly believe that just getting the car to move and stopping at traffic lights is just the start. What you need when you’re out there on your own after your test is confidence in yourself and your decision making. You need to be aware of what is going on around you and being able to detect dangers on the road. We teach this in addition to clutch control, braking and signaling!

We are dedicated to making driving accessible to everyone and so even if you’re busy or have other commitments we will try and help you fit driving into your life by providing lessons at a time and from a place that is convenient to you.

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5 Questions Dentists Need to Ask Payroll Service Providers

There are a lot of options out there when choosing a payroll service for growing your dental practice. Making the wrong decision can not only leave you with more compliance issues than you started with, but make for a difficult transition when you need to change again.

Choosing a payroll service provider is a big decision. Make sure that you take the time to ask the important questions that allow you to not only learn if the provider can serve you properly, but they are a fit with your team’s personality.

Are they doing it well and how can you tell?

If you choose the right payroll partner they will help to remove the liability and tactical work associated with processing payroll while help growing your dental practice. They will become an invaluable extension of your team. If you choose the wrong payroll provider, you will be just another number, deal with constant errors, and work with inexperienced “customer service” reps rather than true payroll partners.

There are also a lot of myths about what makes a good payroll partner for your dental practice. Let’s take a look at some of the questions you might not think to ask. Here are five questions you can ask your payroll provider to make a better decision;

What else do you do?

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Sometimes small business owners really want to partner with a company that can do a lot of different things for them. This can be a challenge because you often want to be able to grow in the partnership but you want to make sure that your partner is a specialist at what you need to run your business.

Be careful how much weight you put on having a single provider. If your payroll service provider also offers ancillary services such as 401k or insurance services, you will likely not talk to the same service team or get the same invoice. These services are normally handled by another business unit or maybe even another company altogether. It might just be multiple companies sharing the same logo.

Make sure that payroll and payroll tax filing are the core business of the vendor and not a “bolt on.”

How many clients are each of your support specialists responsible for?

This is an overlooked metric when dealing with national payroll providers. Often times your “dedicated” payroll specialist is the same “dedicated” specialist for 300 other companies.

You may also encounter some fuzzy math here. Many large payroll companies will try to say that their specialists only handle 30-40 accounts each. They are often part of a team that is handling several hundred accounts and they divide that number by the number of teammates regardless of how many are available at any one time.

Do you have support team members that are focused primarily on dental practices?

Even if a company purports to have tens of thousands of dental practices around the country, your support team may have never worked with one.

You know that dental and medical practices are unique and it takes a unique partner to support your needs. Our team is dedicated to supporting other practices just like yours and know how to communicate with your team.

What types of additional charges could we incur?

It is worth a shot but you will probably get an answer that it is “all inclusive” or “bundled” pricing.

This question is best posed when doing a reference check. You might ask the reference “are there additional items that you are billed for throughout the course of a year other than payroll processing?”

Payroll providers will often charge any time a service issue becomes too complicated or for quarterly or year-end services. This can be difficult to get pricing on during the sales process as they become “one-off” situations.

Can I meet my support specialist?

This is a great question because it allows you to know if you will be working with someone that has too many accounts. If there is never a time they can slip away to meet their clients, they are either not local or are overworked.

Even a simple phone call will help you get acquainted and see if you are a personality fit with your support team. Too often people buy because they have a great rapport with the sales rep and then they never see them again.

I hope that this helps when you are choosing a payroll service provider for your dental practice.

At ERG, we believe it is important to have a “face-to-face” partnership with our clients and if our support team is too overwhelmed, we could not do that. We want you to know them and them to know you. We cap our Support Specialists at 20 accounts and only hire people with previous payroll and HR experience to support our clients. We know how important it is to talk to someone who has “been there before.”

Article Source: https://www.ergpayroll.com/growing-your-dental-practice/