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Liebherr opens its 2020 scholarship programme

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Liebherr Container Cranes is inviting applications for its Engineering Scholarship Programme 2020.

Scholarship recipients will have their college fees paid for the duration of their course and will have the additional benefits of being able to complete work experience during summer vacations and college placements throughout the course terms.

The Liebherr Engineering Scholarship Programme provides a unique opportunity for Leaving Certificate and first-year college students to gain a third-level qualification, in an engineering course of their choice, from the following engineering disciplines; electrical, mechanical, structural, automation or mechatronics.

“Even now in these uncertain times, development of our products continues apace and with this in mind, we are looking for the best and brightest future engineers to join us as part of the Liebherr Engineering Scholarship Programme,” Liebherr’s Managing Director – Engineering Mr Charlie McCarthy, said.

“We offer fully paid tuition, industrial placement, guaranteed summer work, and the chance to work with our engineers on the development of state-of-the-art container cranes. Today, our cranes feature automation, remote control, self-diagnostics and condition monitoring. We develop all of these technologies in house and the next few years will see additional development of these, along with further development on remote connectivity, digital twinning, blockchain technologies, and so much more. At Liebherr, we give prospective engineers the opportunity to put their college learnings into practice and this is fundamental to their development and education.”

Interested candidates should apply by email to gradrecruit.lcc@liebherr.com. Applicants should include a CV detailing Leaving Certificate/Junior Certificate/college projects and/or results and a cover letter explaining why they have chosen engineering as a career path. In the case of Leaving Certificate applicants, a copy of their completed CAO form showing their choice of engineering course should be included.

Due to the recent uncertainty around this year’s Leaving Certificate, the deadline for the Liebherr Engineering Scholarship Programme has been pushed out until July 3.

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Insurance for building contractors

What kind of insurance does a building contractor need? Commercial vehicles and machinery First and foremost, if a building contractor has commercial vehicles then road risk cover is a requirement by law. As with all other motor insurance products, the cover options would be comprehensive, third party fire and theft, or third party only. Commercial […]

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What kind of insurance does a building contractor need?

Commercial vehicles and machinery

First and foremost, if a building contractor has commercial vehicles then road risk cover is a requirement by law. As with all other motor insurance products, the cover options would be comprehensive, third party fire and theft, or third party only. Commercial fleet polices can cover many vehicles under one policy.
The value of the vehicle is important to review each year, as are the drivers.
Commercial vehicle policies usually give “open driving 25 to 70-years-old” but sometimes naming the drivers who will use the vehicle is a better option and can save you money.
You may need road risk and associated covers for driving plant and machinery such as teleporters, tractors and the like.

Employers, Public and Products Liability Insurance

Employers Liability Insurance covers your legal liability in the event that you are negligent and required to pay compensation for bodily injuries to an employee in the course of their employment. Employee numbers and annual wages will need to be disclosed accurately and annually.
Public Liability Insurance covers your legal liability in the event that you are negligent and required to pay compensation for bodily injuries or damage to third party property in the course of your business activities.
Your annual turnover will need to be disclosed and reviewed annually. Many main contractors and State bodies may require the tradesperson to have a minimum of €6.5 million limit of indemnity.
Products Liability Insurance covers your legal liability for injuries and property damage in connection with goods sold or supplied.

Other covers needed may include “Tools in Transit” cover which can be arranged in conjunction with your commercial vehicle policy and “Engineering Inspection Cover” may be required on plant and machinery. A “Contract Works Policy” protects the building works in progress against fire. Some insurers can include “Personal Accident” cover on a combined liability policy.

You should seek out the expert advice of a professional insurance broker to review your insurance needs. At Healy Insurances, we can review your business requirements, offer expert advice and save you money on your premiums.

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Yellow rainfall warning issued for Kerry

A status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for the county from 12noon today (Monday) until the early hours of tomorrow morning. Thunderstorms and heavy showers will develop today over the western half of the country, moving eastwards this evening where they will continue tonight. Localised downpours will lead to spot flooding and hazardous driving […]

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A status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for the county from 12noon today (Monday) until the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Thunderstorms and heavy showers will develop today over the western half of the country, moving eastwards this evening where they will continue tonight. Localised downpours will lead to spot flooding and hazardous driving conditions.

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