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StaySafe app enables employers to instantly locate staff in event of terror attack

Safety app specialist StaySafe has launched IncidentEye, an app that allows companies to quickly locate and monitor the safety of their staff in the event of a terror attack or other emergency scenario. IncidentEye, which is compatible with both Android and iOS devices, is a...
Posted On 28 Aug 2018
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UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards 2018: Category finalists announced

The 2018 category finalists for the UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) have been announced. The OSPAs are currently offered in eight countries and showcase the excellent work and outstanding contribution that companies, teams and individuals alike are making to...
Posted On 20 Dec 2017
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Health and Safety: Predictions for 2017

2016 has been an important year for Health and Safety around the world. We’ve seen new legislation in New Zealand, the UK and Singapore and a range of great initiatives focused on reducing workplace risk. Year-on-year, workplace safety takes a higher precedence on our...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016
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Finalists announced for 2017 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards

Professor Martin Gill CSyP, director of Perpetuity Research, has now unveiled the finalists for the inaugural UK edition of the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs), which are specifically designed to recognise and reward the achievements of both companies and...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016
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Lone Working and the Importance of Training

News stories regularly point towards a lack of training as a contributing or sole factor for serious workplace injuries and fatalities. Just last month, an incident was reported of a lone worker being crushed by a falling vehicle. Aside from the lack of a proper risk assessment,...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
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Risk Management: Knowledge is Power

Encouraging incident reporting in the workplace is a great tool for managing risk and creating a safer, healthier work environment, writes Helen Down. Whether an incident resulted in injury or a near miss, employees should be encouraged to report on all workplace incidents such...
Posted On 12 Aug 2016
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Working Alone: When Is It Not OK?

Sadly, there are certain situations when lone working has led to disaster, writes Helen Down. In 2006, mental health worker Ashleigh Ewing was stabbed to death by a schizophrenic client in his home. In 2013, Andrew Locovou was murdered by a customer while single-manning a betting...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016
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Business Travel: Meeting Your Duty of Care

In our ever-growing global economy, travelling for business is now commonplace in many organisations. According to research conducted at the turn of 2016 by the Collinson Group, 54% of Human Resources (HR) professionals anticipate that sending employees abroad will become more...
Posted On 19 May 2016
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Walking the Fine Line Between Safety and Privacy

Whether we use it for navigation purposes when heading to business meetings or for checking-in at our favourite restaurant, GPS has become a big part of our everyday lives, writes Helen Down. Ten years ago, carrying around a GPS receiver in your pocket would be unimaginable...
Posted On 29 Mar 2016
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The Human Element of Disaster Management

In early January, Risk UK published a really interesting post by VEEAM’s Ian Wells on disaster management from an IT perspective about how IT can be used to reduce downtime following a man-made or natural disaster. With the majority of assets stored online and the ability...
Posted On 02 Mar 2016
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