PRINCETON, ON, Dec. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Frank Cowan Company has added a
weather portal called Snowman to the Company's Risk Management Centre
of Excellence website (excellence.frankcowan.com) as a way to assist municipalities in monitoring and recording the
weather and actions taken in relation to the forecast.
Snowman is being launched during the winter maintenance season when
municipalities experience most of their challenges associated with
adverse road conditions.
All Frank Cowan Company municipal clients already have unlimited access
to the Risk Management Centre of Excellence. Once logged in, road
supervisors and crews can see weather reports and check localized
forecasts for conditions that may impact their area. The weather report
and the users confirmed acceptance of current weather conditions are
logged and recorded should they need to be recalled in a claim
situation even years later.
"We incorporated Snowman into our Centre of Excellence to help our
municipal clients meet the weather monitoring component as set out in
the revised Ontario Minimum Maintenance Standards," states Barb
Szychta, Director, Risk Management, Frank Cowan Company.
"Claim awards have increased substantially as municipalities are brought
into more and more court settlements because they are perceived as
having deep pockets. If a municipality is found to be even one percent
negligent, they could be accountable for paying the majority of a large
award under Joint and Several Liability," says Derek Sarluis, VP,
Claims, Frank Cowan Company.
In addition to the new weather portal, Frank Cowan Company provides
municipalities with resources such as Risk Management and Claims
"We are very involved in providing our clients with the products and
services they need. For Frank Cowan Company, that means offering a lot
more than just a policy," states Jeff Coleman, Industry Leader & VP,
Public Entity, Frank Cowan Company.
"We are extremely pleased to be working with Frank Cowan Company to
offer strategic and state-of-the-art solutions to their clients",
states Paul-André Savoie, CEO of Operasoft and Baseline Telematics Inc.
"We are determined to offer made-to-measure solutions to municipalities
by transforming the traditional snow and ice management industry, and
are doing so by offering a product in line with global trends,
remaining focussed on the future and concentrating on emerging trends
About Frank Cowan Company
Frank Cowan Company is a Canadian leader in providing specialized
insurance programs, including risk management and claims services for
municipalities and public service, healthcare, education, community,
children's and social service organizations across Canada. Proven
industry knowledge, gained through over 86 years of partnering with
insurance companies and independent brokers, gives Frank Cowan Company
the ability to effectively manage the necessary risk, advisory and
claims services for both standard and complex issues. Frank Cowan
Company's head office is located in Princeton, Ontario with a branch
office in Cambridge, Ontario. Clients and broker partners receive
support out of both locations.
For additional information about Frank Cowan Company visit www.frankcowan.com. For risk management thought-leadership articles, checklists and tools
Operasoft was founded in 2005 and is dedicated to providing the best
turn‐key mobile resource management and decision support systems to its
clients. Today, it proudly serves over 150 public and private sector
companies across Canada and the United States. It offers highly adapted
solutions to businesses and municipalities, helping them plan and
achieve their strategic and operational objectives. With tools and
features required for a single, integrated view of operations, business
and municipalities can get a clear and transparent view of everything
that is going on. More importantly, Operasoft solutions allow users to
view the progression against their workload in real time, allowing for
better decisions and corrective actions to be made during operations,
whether the teams are internal personnel or outsourced subcontractors.
By providing real-time situational awareness, both in the office and in
the field, all the guesswork in determining work completion and proper
assignment of workload is eliminated. For additional information about
Operasoft, visit www.operasoft.ca.
SOURCE: Frank Cowan Company
For further information:
Caryn McLean Manager, Marketing & Communications
Frank Cowan Company
1-800-265-4000, ext. 55344
President & CEO
Operasoft and Baseline Telematics Inc.
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