When overnight temperatures start dropping and winter settles in, many Canadian drivers begin using block heaters to keep their engines warm overnight. Using block heaters, however, can lead to vehicle and structure fires.
The production of automobiles of all types has evolved, from agricultural and forestry machinery, to heavy trucks and recreational vehicles – on land or sea. And so has the investigation into the events of an accident, fire or mechanical loss!
Lack of protocol is often the root cause of accidents. Did you know that in 2018, over 1000 workplace fatalities occurred in Canada? Heat sources near flammable substances, poorly constructed stairs, vehicle collisions, the causes vary.
Bathroom exhaust fans are a common piece of equipment and are often overlooked during home maintenance activities, but a neglected bathroom exhaust fan can lead to disaster if a failure occurs.
There is no denying that climate change, green energy, and the transition away from fossil fuels is a hot topic across the country in Canada right now; it’s also a subject that the insurance industry is keeping a close eye on. Reports that flooding, extreme weather and increased forest fires are the result of climate change has the insurance industry dealing with larger and more frequent losses.
With the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, homeowners are permitted to grow up to four plants at their residence. Many will choose to grow these plants indoors to control climate conditions and light cycles, but indoor grow operations present unique challenges and some risks such as fire. Planning for and mitigating these risks will help ensure that your crop doesn’t go “up in smoke”.
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