The Importance of Preparing for HSE Inspections

A HSE inspector’s duty is to inspect work activities and investigate accidents and complaints in the workplace. When an inspector visits a business and finds a material breach of health and safety law, the business will be required to pay a fee (the FFI). The FFI is calculated on an hourly rate, based on the…

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Near-miss Accident Reporting

Don’t Ignore Near-miss Reporting: Here’s Why Following a serious accident on-site, many employers respond by re-evaluating their workplace risks and controls to determine what went wrong and how they can reduce the likelihood of future incidents. But in reality, many work-related accidents can be prevented altogether with the implementation of an effective near-miss reporting system….

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Why the Giant British Airways Fine Highlights Extra Struggles for SMEs

Following the implementation of the GDPR, it’s no secret that suffering from a cyber-attack can wreak havoc on your organisation—just look at British Airways. The company was recently fined a record £183 million for last year’s data breach. However, while large businesses like British Airways can eventually recover from a high-profile data breach and hefty…

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The Hidden Costs of a Cyber-Attack

Many businesses focus on getting their I.T. systems up and running following a cyber-attack, however consideration also needs to be given to: – What data has been compromised? – What the hackers could potentially do with that data? (e.g. send fake invoices to clients; target clients/suppliers in further cyber-attacks; access confidential &/or sensitive information etc)…

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These Intangible Threats Are Top Culprits of Business Interruption

Today’s evolving risk landscape contains a wide range of intangible threats—cyber-attacks, broken supply chains and the mental health of your employees, to name a few—that all have the potential to cause noticeable business interruption within your organisation. In fact, recent research found that 20 per cent of organisations feel ill-prepared for unforeseen events in 2019….

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Cyber News Update – ‘Audio Notes’

Cyber risks are constantly evolving ► 90%+ of Cyber Attacks Target HUMAN WEAKNESS ► Random Phishing Campaigns are increasing sophisticated July 2019 Cyber News Update Internet Criminals are sending phishing attacks where they try to trick you into listening to a fake “Audio Note”. They show you screen shots and attempt to scam you into…

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Brexit: Visas and Passports

Visas and Passports – In terms of passports, the government suggests that UK travellers have at least six months left on their passports from the date of arrival in an EU country. – A no-deal would end visa-free travel to the EU, requiring UK citizens to have a proper visa. For travels lasting less than 90 days,…

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Brexit: Will Green Cards be Needed?

The month of Brexit has officially arrived, and — while the government initially said that a ‘no-deal’ is unlikely — recent government releases regarding accelerated planning for such a scenario emphasise the need to prepare for any result.  Will Green Cards be Needed?In the event of a no-deal, UK citizens will need extra documentation to…

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Stockpiling Over Brexit Fears? Why You Need to Tell Your Broker

With less than a month remaining until Brexit occurs and still no proper withdrawal agreement in place at the time of writing, organisations throughout the UK are preparing for the possibility of a no-deal scenario. Specifically, border uncertainty has businesses across industry lines fearing for an increase in import taxes. And in response, many have…

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Directors and Officers Increasingly Liable: 1 in 4 Hit With Claims

Between regulatory changes, increased technology troubles and everyday exposures, the past year has seen a significant increase in liability claims for senior-level business executives. Indeed, a recent survey found that nearly a quarter of senior managers have had at least one claim made against them, and over 30 per cent reported concerns of a claim…

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