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Don't Ignore Near-miss Reporting: Here's Why
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. Indeed, the HSE defines a near-miss as an incident that didn’t...

Exciting Opportunities to Join Our Expanding Teams
Exciting Opportunities to Join Our Expanding Teams
ICB is part of the European broking group Verlingue, a large, expanding family owned business.
We are recruiting an experienced Risk Management Executive to join our internal Risk Management team ideally to be based in Egham but Redhill is also an option.

The role will involve working as part of a team of 4 providing complimentary Risk Management services to clients and prospects alike. The...

Risk Management Executive (Egham / Redhill)
Risk Management Executive (Egham / Redhill)
Location:

Ideally the position is based in our Egham office but Redhill is also an option.

Job Description:

Help clients handle risk exposure more actively. You will use your commercial expertise and sound judgement to assess the decisions for clients, growing retention and renewal rates along the journey.

Explore and conduct research in to your client’s business...

Here's What Your Business Can Learn From the Notre Dame Fire
Here's What Your Business Can Learn From the Notre Dame Fire
As flames engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral this past April, such a tragedy emphasised the grim reality that no building is immune to the costly consequences of a fire. Review these lessons learned from past fire disasters to ensure your organisation is practising proper fire prevention and mitigation methods:

Eliminate common causes - Try to eliminate commonly overlooked causes of fires, such...

Stop Slipping: How to Prevent the Most Common Cause of Workplace Injury
Stop Slipping: How to Prevent the Most Common Cause of Workplace Injury
Whether it be a slippery surface, damaged floor coverings (e.g. a rug or carpet), improperly stored equipment or a dimly lit area, a wide variety of hazards can contribute to slips, trips and falls (STFs) in the workplace. 

What’s more, slips and trips take the top spot as the most common cause of work-related injury across industry lines, according to the Health and Safety Executive....

Prepare Your Business for the Unpredictable with Proper Cover
Prepare Your Business for the Unpredictable with Proper Cover
Although robust risk management practices can help protect your business from a wide range of potential disasters, it can be increasingly difficult to prepare for the worst in an unpredictable market. And in the midst of political uncertainty regarding Brexit, rising adverse weather instances at the hands of climate change, a rapidly ageing workforce and constantly evolving technology, the UK market...

The Biggest Risks Facing UK Businesses in 2019: Revealed
The Biggest Risks Facing UK Businesses in 2019: Revealed
In the past 12 months, the UK has experienced several changes that impacted businesses across the nation, regardless of size or industry. 

Between growing cyber-security concerns from high-profile breaches and the GDPR, broken supply chains from a commercial CO2 shortage and the collapse of big-name companies like Carillion, various risks have taken precedence. Not to mention, 2019 will...

Don’t Let Your Elderly Employees Become a Statistic: How to Keep Them Safe
Don’t Let Your Elderly Employees Become a Statistic: How to Keep Them Safe
Recent HSE data revealed nearly 40 per cent of workplace fatalities in 2017-18 were workers above the age of 60, representing almost a 25 per cent increase from the previous year. And these numbers are particularly alarming considering those over the age of 60 represent just 10 per cent of the UK working population. Make sure your workplace protects elderly employees from potential risks with these...

Health and Safety Statistics for 2017-18 Are Here: Areas Where You Can Improve
Health and Safety Statistics for 2017-18 Are Here: Areas Where You Can Improve
Every year, the HSE releases updated workplace health and safety statistics, providing employers with the opportunity to see how their company ranks in terms of health and safety initiatives, as well as highlighting key areas for improvement. This year’s data revealed a total of 144 workplace fatalities—nearly a 5 per cent increase from the previous year. Review these key figures from the...

These Two Cyber-attacks Are on the  Rise - Here's How to Protect Yourself
These Two Cyber-attacks Are on the Rise - Here's How to Protect Yourself
Although clicking on and responding to emails in the workplace is a common practice, recent research revealed it’s also a top cyber-security concern. Indeed, among the methods cyber-criminals use to attack organisations, social engineering scams and ransomware are on the rise. 

Social engineering scams, such as email attacks and phishing scams, accounted for over 25 per cent of cyber-incidents...

Prevent a 'Chain Reaction' During Disaster With These Useful Tips
Prevent a 'Chain Reaction' During Disaster With These Useful Tips
As flood season approaches, many organisations are bolstering their risk management practices to prevent serious damage from a natural disaster. But unlike the downpour of a flood, many business disasters don’t have a season—they can happen year-round.
Whether it be a deadly cyber-attack or a costly material shortage, business disasters can often cause a chain reaction for organisations...

Here’s How to Protect Your Employees’  Ears From Excessive Noise Exposure
Here’s How to Protect Your Employees’ Ears From Excessive Noise Exposure
While many may associate excessive noise with an excited crowd at a sporting event or the front rows of a concert, this sensory experience can occur in the workplace as well. Employees in the construction, agriculture, manufacturing and entertainment industries often experience excessive noise due to the nature of their work. 

If workers in your organisation are exposed to excessive noise,...

Flood Season is Here: How to Recover After Natural Disasters
Flood Season is Here: How to Recover After Natural Disasters
The Met Office recently announced storm names for 2018-19, meaning flood season is officially here and set to make waves across the UK once again. In recent years, the threat of flooding has increased significantly, and these rough waters don’t appear to be leaving anytime soon. In fact, the Met Office predicted climate change could potentially make heavy downpours five times more likely by the...

Support Your Supply Chain or Suffer Consequences: Here's How
Support Your Supply Chain or Suffer Consequences: Here's How
From the drive-through window to the supermarket shelves, businesses are suffering at the hands of broken supply chains. Earlier this year, the fast-food chain, KFC, disappointed customers across the country when they temporarily closed hundreds of stores due to a chicken shortage. 

Currently, food and drink manufacturers are experiencing tough times from the carbon dioxide shortage, leaving...

Building Cladding / Panelling - The Essentials
Building Cladding / Panelling - The Essentials
Introduction
It is now a little while since the tragic events of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster and there are many investigations going on as to what the issues were, and what issues remain, in other buildings of a similar construction.
Inevitably, this has led to questions from a number of our clients and contacts as to what the implications may be for them and their businesses and what can...

Don’t Let Social Media Tarnish Your Organisation’s Reputation
Don’t Let Social Media Tarnish Your Organisation’s Reputation
Seventy-four per cent of board members believe that reputational damage is the most concerning repercussion of an incident, according to research from the Economic Intelligence Unit. Regardless of your organisation’s size, your reputation, which is intrinsically linked to your brand, is a precious commodity that is just as important to bolster and protect as your goods and services. Those tasks...

A New Year’s Resolution for 2017 - Achieve Better Business Continuity
A New Year’s Resolution for 2017 - Achieve Better Business Continuity
The threat landscape is changing and management teams must now consider a wider range of scenarios to ensure that their business can effectively respond and continue priority activities when faced with unexpected events. The risks associated with cyber security, technological changes, severe weather events and increasing supply chain dependencies need to be considered alongside the traditional “what...

5 Social Engineering Strategies That Threaten Your Company
5 Social Engineering Strategies That Threaten Your Company
 Regardless of how much your company may have invested in its cyber security, there will always be one glaring vulnerability — the people that work there. Instead of using sophisticated and malicious computer codes, cyber criminals employ social engineering strategies to gain access to your company’s confidential information. These strategies are meant to persuade, trick, blackmail,...