Entries by Catherine Rumbelow

The Bottom-line Benefits of Integrated Risk Management

  Corporate responsibility hinges on effective safety, health, environmental and quality (SHEQ) management Behaviours and use of Business Information tools impact the bottom line Risk awareness and proactive safety decisions reduce the likelihood of injury and damage, save time, protect reputation and avoid legal action Spreadsheets and paper systems suppress information, cause poor decision-making, increase […]

Death by a Thousand Cuts

Health and safety incidents have become the leading financial loss drivers for businesses around the globe, according to the annual BCI 2019 Horizon Scan Report. Analysis by BCI found that of 569 organisations surveyed, they had cumulatively incurred costs of £1.186 billion from health and safety incidents, and losses which amounted to more than 7% of turnover. […]

Complacency vs Awareness in Fire Safety

Here’s food for thought.  According to a report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Services, the number of building fire safety checks has fallen across England by 42% during the last seven years. The number of audits carried out by firefighters fell from 84,575 in 2010-11 to 49,423 in 2017-18. This has been […]

Electric Cars and Safety Concerns

Despite some recent worrying stories about lithium-ion battery fires, electric cars will soon be commonplace in the UK. Britain is due to ban the sale of all new diesel and petrol cars from 2040, amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) are damaging public health. Tesla has recently been in the headlines after […]

28th April 2018 – World Day for Safety and Health at Work

On April 28th, the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) SafeDay and the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) are running a joint campaign to highlight the critical need to improve the safety and health of young workers and end child labour – in all its forms, including hazardous work. There are commemorative and proactive events in […]

Fire Tragedy in Russia – Riskex Offers Fire Safety Reminder

Once again, the world watched in horror as fire engulfed a large building, killing dozens, mainly children. The fire and smoke at the Kemerovo shopping mall in Russia spread with ferocious speed and our thoughts are with the families, rescuers and everyone who has been touched by this awful tragedy. Reports are arising that fire […]