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health & safety sentencing guidelines

Prison for health and safety offences

Last month my colleagues and I attended the Compliance in Facilities Management Benchmarking Network event organised by BSRIA to go through the new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences. The new guidelines will come into force on 1st February 2016. You can read the full document here, but some key points to consider include:…


Batteries included

I was interested to read this week of a new battery technology that could deliver real benefits for data centres. Power is one of the largest costs for data centres, with many putting in place systems to optimise PUE (power usage effectiveness), as well as installing renewable energy systems, such as solar panels and wind…

CIO Review puts Riskenomics in top 20 for risk management

Riskenomics in top 20 for risk management

We are thrilled that our sister company, Riskenomics, has been identified as one of the 20 most promising solution providers in the field of risk management in CIO Review’s annual worldwide review of risk management solution providers. CIO Review is a leading US publication covering key trends in information technology and you can see the…

CIO Review top 20

We are in the top 20 for risk management!

CIO Review, a leading US publication covering key trends in information technology, has just published its annual review of risk management solution providers worldwide, identifying Riskenomics as one of the 20 most promising solution providers in the field of risk management. Needless to say, we are delighted! I feel it is a great endorsement of…


Launch of new services and a new website

We have just launched our new risk capture module, our new suite of dashboard and you may have noticed that our website has changed somewhat. We have rebuilt the site from scratch to make it fully responsive for mobiles and tablets, which will make reading articles and information on our site much easier. The general…


Managing critical risk in remote locations

We support a number of clients operating in remote locations, including an oil production company in Kazakhstan. Such situations pose different challenges for premises risk and operational risk teams. Full environmental support These facilities have frequently been built for a specific purpose, such as oil production, and they are commonly far from any other cities…


Institute of Cancer Research

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) is based in London and is ranked as the UK’s foremost academic research centre, leading the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted cancer drugs. The ICR has a unique partnership with The Royal Marsden (a specialist cancer hospital) and, together, the two organisations are rated in…


Human error and resilience engineering

Organisations spend a great deal of time and effort ensuring that potential points of failure are identified and steps are put in place to minimise risk. But does this always take adequate account of the people factor? The people factor Despite rigorous systems and processes, many major incidents have been caused by human error, or…


Business Continuity Planning

We work with you to identify and prioritise the critical dependencies within the business and the potential areas of risk that result. We look at the potential impacts and work across the business to see what is in place in other areas that can mitigate the risk, as well as exploring the interdependencies between the…