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‘Tools of the Trade’: Hints and Tips for Working in Risk Management

What’s it really like to work in the field of risk management? In conjunction with the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), Risk Xtra continues its new series of articles running under the banner ‘Tools of the Trade’ in which we ask practising professionals to offer their handy...
Posted On 12 Jul 2019
Klaus Allion
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Critical Alarms: The Risks of Not Responding in Time

Klaus Allion explores the moral duty and legal responsibility of particular industries that operate within a high-risk environment. Critical alarms are a fundamental component to assure the safety of staff and continuity of operations, and by failing to respond appropriately to...
Posted On 10 Jul 2019
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Over 90% of commercial gates “deemed unsafe” in wake of Gate Safe national survey

A national survey undertaken by Gate Safe, which reviewed more than 100 automated gates in a commercial setting, has shockingly revealed that over 90% of the installations reviewed were deemed unsafe and failed to meet the agreed safety protocol for an automated gate. The survey...
Posted On 01 May 2019
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Revised British Standard 8580 on legionella risk assessments issued by BSI

Business standards company the British Standards Institution (BSI) has released British Standard BS 8580-1:2019 Water Quality, Risk Assessments for Legionella Control – Code of Practice. This is a significant revision to the 2010 British Standard providing further guidelines for...
Posted On 07 Feb 2019
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Advice on how organisations can discuss mental health issues with employees issued by IOSH

Research conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) suggests that one-in-four people in the UK will have mental ill-health at some point and that prolonged work-related stress can lead to both physical and psychological damage, including anxiety and depression. Whether...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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HSE report shows workplace injuries cost UK plc £15 billion per annum

Personal injury specialist YouClaim is urging employers and employees to ensure they’re doing everything they can to reduce the risk of accidents in the workplace as businesses are spending billions of pounds each year to cover the cost of incidents. The 2017-2018 Health...
Posted On 01 Nov 2018
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BSIA Briefing

Lone workers are more likely to be subjected to physical violence, aggression and abuse while in the course of their duty. As almost 25% of the working population can be classed in this category, it’s important to ensure the safety – both physically and mentally...
Posted On 25 Jul 2018
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Evac+Chair set to launch ‘The Changing Nature of Risk’ campaign at The Health and Safety Event

Evac+Chair will be launching a new campaign during The Health and Safety Event which takes place at Birmingham’s NEC from 10-12 April. Exhibiting on Stand HS120, the emergency stair descent solutions specialist is going to be focusing its attentions on ‘The Changing Nature...
Posted On 26 Mar 2018
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Security companies fined over death of security officer in wake of HSE investigation

Two security companies have been fined after a security officer died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Javaid Iqbal, a 29 year-old father of three, was employed by London-based KK Security Services Ltd as a security officer on a construction site in Leigh, Wigan. KK Security...
Posted On 15 Aug 2016
Helen Down: Director of StaySafe
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Is Your Lone Worker Policy ‘Fit for Purpose’ in 2016?

Right now, I’m lone working. Granted, the security of my home office probably isn’t causing my employer sleepless nights, but I’m lone working nonetheless. Lone workers come in many different guises, and with new Sentencing Council guidelines for breaches of Duty of Care coming...
Posted On 26 Jan 2016