17 June, 2014
FMs – DON’T GET CAUGHT OFFSIDE: SHOW SNOW AND ICE CLAIMS
THE RED CARD
– De-ice and Plexus Law join forces at the 2014 Facilities Show-
De-ice, one of the UK’s longest-established and leading winter gritting and snow clearance specialists, and the Corporate Claims Solutions Team at Plexus Law will be sending out one message to FMs loud and clear at this year’s Facilities Show: Don’t get caught offside: show snow and ice claims the red card!
The two companies will join forces to provide an interactive workshop in the Keynote Theatre. The session will highlight a case study of a famous footballer who slips and injures himself on an untreated retailer’s car park during bad winter weather – leaving him unfit to play in the World Cup. The player successfully brings a claim – the court case makes headline news, and attracts bad publicity for the retailer. The FM is called into court to provide evidence, but what will the outcome be?
Vicky Lopez, co-presenter and director at De-ice, commented: “The presentation will cover the duty owed to members of the public and to employees, and will look at the practical aspects when it comes to winter maintenance solutions.
“What we didn’t want to do was come and ‘talk at’ FMs; instead we will welcome audience participation – people need to fully understand the impact of being caught offside when it comes to snow and ice.
“As a major sponsor at this year’s Facilities Show, we have already worked together with UBM to create a World Cup themed event, and we wanted to ensure our Keynote presentation continued this.”
Jonathon Tetley, co-presenter and Partner at Plexus Law, added: “We are thrilled to be working together with De-ice, and highlighting the real impacts to businesses through cross examination examples.
“The ‘compensation culture’ society we live in, coupled with the increasingly severe winter weather means we are likely to see increasing claims arising from people slipping on snow and ice in the winter months. The potential cost of such claims for companies and other organisations ranges from a few thousand to millions of pounds, and that doesn’t include the potential for bad publicity and damage to reputation.
“FMs have to be made aware of their legal duties, and what better platform to provide this information. It is going to be a lively and thought-provoking session.”
Don’t get caught offside: show snow and ice claims the red card!
De-ice will be sponsoring the main arena at the Facilities Show, to include: the Networking Bar, VIP Club Lounge, Social Media Buying Service, Exhibitor Penalty Competition and Meet the Buyers.
The company will also be hosting the De-ice After Show Party at the Fox@Excel on 19 June at 4pm- where the England vs. Uruguay World Cup tie will be shown. Pre-registration is required here: http://tinyurl.com/nxdvfgg, and tickets are to be collected from the Arena.
Visit De-ice on stand Q1350.