Tag Archives: Risk

Solicitor’s PII Update: What’s this Insurance Act stuff all about?

The basis of disclosure in insurance contracts has basically remained unchanged for around 100 years, however on 12th August 2016 the Insurance Act 2015 will introduce changes in this area. The Act’s new regime will require all proposers to make a “fair presentation of risk” to their prospective insurers rather than the current common law […]

Occupational Road Safety

Both businesses and individuals put themselves at risk of enforcement action and prosecution by not addressing the issue of occupational road safety. In 2008 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) changed its enforcement policy. As a result, if they investigate an accident or incident they will consider the entire management chain of the organisation, and […]

Environmental Liability: is your business exposed?

Both legislative changes and increased pressure for businesses to behave in a social, ethical and environmentally responsible way has led to an increase in demand for companies to purchase Environmental Liability insurance (EIL). Whilst this type of cover is not compulsory at present, the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations of 2009 have introduced new […]

Does your business risk prosecution for the poor management of occupational road risk?

Businesses and individuals may be putting themselves at risk of enforcement action and prosecution by not addressing the issue of road safety. In 2008, the Health and Safety Executive changed its enforcement policy of the Health and Safety At Work Act 1974. As a result, if they investigate an accident or incident they will consider […]

How secure is your supply chain?

In recent years we have seen earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic ash clouds and now super storms. It is inevitable that humanity will face other catastrophes but we don’t know what, where or when it will strike.  Add to this international political uncertainty and you have an unpredictable cocktail over which we have little control. What is […]

Don’t make heavy ‘weather’ of health & safety

The ‘weather bomb’ – or for the technically minded out there, a ‘cyclogenesis’ – has brought strong winds to a large part of the country.  Whilst many of the newspapers have got really overexcited about this, most people and premises have not suffered any ill effects. However, as Winter takes a grip, the risk of […]

The five essential elements of driver risk management

Most businesses require some of their staff to drive on company business, whether it’s driving their own cars, leased vehicles, HGV’s, vans, etc.  Asking for a ‘full clean driving licence’ as part of the job description is not a sure fire way to complying with the law, or your duty of care.  ProAktive has a […]

Legionella: how to keep your cool!

Legionella…how to keep your cool The HSE and local authorities are currently engaged in a series of proactive inspections to ensure duty holders are managing the risk of legionella should they have control of cooling towers or evaporative condensers. So if you have control of this kind of equipment what does this mean for you?  […]

Composite Panels

Composite panels, also known as sandwich panels, are a popular construction material consisting of an insulation core sandwiched between two metal or plastic facings. They are used extensively for external walls, internal structures and roof construction within a variety of industries.  They are prevalent in the food industry due to their thermal characteristics and ease […]