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    HSE fee for intervention update

    Posted on 2nd July 2019 by Steve Haines - Risk Manager

    The current charge under the HSE fee for intervention scheme for health and safety regulation breaches is £154 per hour so factoring in the inspector’s inspection and reporting time any breach iden...

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    How can risk management help companies?

    Posted on 6th June 2019 by Steve Haines - Risk Manager

    Risk is a key part of our lives. As human beings we have needed to take calculated risks in order to develop and evolve… and the same ethos applies to business development.In today’s modern wo...

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  • Cyber risk stalks ALL industries regardless of size

    Posted on 3rd June 2019 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    Cyber – adjective Relating to or characteristic of the culture of computers, information technology, and virtual reality.Cyberattack – noun An attempt by hackers to damage or destroy a compu...

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  • HSE reclassifies welding fume as a carcinogen

    HSE enforcement on welders welfare

    Posted on 13th May 2019 by Steve Haines - Risk Manager

    With the growing realisation that there are significant risks of lung and kidney cancer from mild steel welding fume to welders, the HSE workplace health expert committee has endorsed the reclassifica...

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    Business Continuity Planning and reducing your insurance premiums

    Posted on 26th April 2019 by Steve Haines - Risk Manager

    By using a risk assessment strategy and setting up a steering committee to draw up emergency and recovery plans, the potentially catastrophic effects of a serious loss such as a large fire, can be mit...

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  • Portable Heaters

    Portable Heaters. Extra comfort and an added fire risk?

    Posted on 26th November 2018 by Steve Haines - Risk Manager

    As we all start to feel the onset of winter, the dark mornings and evenings and the biting winds, searching frantically in our wardrobes for our gloves and scarves, which we haven’t seen since March...

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  • Risk Management and Surveying Services from Caunce O'Hara Insurance Brokers

    Risk Management and Surveying Services – a Caunce O’Hara Guide

    Posted on 25th September 2018 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    Caunce O'Hara's in-house risk management and surveying services have helped hundreds of clients prevent thousands of pounds worth of potential losses through clear and quantifiable improvements to the...

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  • ISO 14001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

    Posted on 7th August 2018 by Steve Haines - Risk Manager

    In business as in life, everything changes, and health and safety management systems are no different.Briefly, ISO is the body for internal standardisation, originally established in 1947 to set d...

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  • Fire Risk – Mill Fires

    Posted on 28th March 2018 by Steve Haines

    The loss of mills due to fire, such as Ray Mill in Stalybridge, is not only a massive financial cost to insurers and owners and the many companies that rely on them for affordable business premises, b...

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  • Risk Management Flood Preparations

    Preparation in the event of a flood

    Posted on 7th March 2018 by Steve Haines - Risk Manager

    During August and September 2017, Hurricane Harvey swept in through the Caribbean and the east coast of Latin America and eventually onto land in Texas, creating mayhem and destruction along the way a...

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  • Christmas Protection

    Christmas shutdown and property protection in 9 easy steps

    Posted on 15th December 2017 by Alex Worthington

    The Christmas holidays are right around the corner. But, as we rush around to ensure our Christmas is  magical we can sometimes leave the most important steps to securing a great Christmas behind. Wi...

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  • Have a Happy (and Safe) Christmas!

    Posted on 2nd December 2016 by Steve Haines

    Christmas should be a safe as well as a happy time and our dedicated Risk Surveyor, Steve Haines has the following tips for reducing fire and safety risks around your Christmas decorations this season...

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    Safety and Healthy Working Too

    Posted on 11th May 2015 by Caunce O'Hara

    Since 1974 and the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act there has been a continuing drive to promote safety at work and until relatively recently ‘health’ has been relegated to second...

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