Posts Tagged ‘Risk Management’

Tangled up in the ‘more important’ could mean trips and slips for your workforce

Janet Kerrigan, Willis Insurance and Risk Management

By Janet Kerrigan, Service & Development Director at Willis Insurance and Risk Management Workplace health and safety is a burning issue, yet employers often fail to recognise its importance, and instead are distracted by those matters deemed to have an immediate impact on business operations. The Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) recently published…

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Don’t let your business go up in flames without petrol and oil operator insurance

Richard Willis, Managing Director, Willis Insurance and Risk Management

Petrol and oil distributors, filling stations and forecourt operators are unique in the way they operate, and the environment in which they operate is unlike any other retail premises. A forecourt’s sole purpose has evolved from simply re-fuelling a vehicle, and this is no longer their main source of profit. Many have become scheduled stops…

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Ensure business continuity by preparing for the unexpected

Willis IRM: Ensure business continuity by preparing for the unexpected

By David Sinnamon, Risk Manager, Willis Insurance and Risk Management In business, as in life, an unexpected or out-of-the-ordinary event can have a major and sometimes long-lasting negative impact. For companies, this can come in the form of fire, theft, extreme weather conditions or a malicious cyber-attack, all of which threaten the continuity of the…

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Belfast insurance firm makes two acquisitions

Willis Insurance and Risk Management makes two acquisitions

Belfast-based Willis Insurance and Risk Management (Willis IRM) has acquired McCausland, Light and Rankin in Castlereagh and Hull-based Kennett Insurance Brokers for an undisclosed sum. The deals will bring together two of Northern Ireland’s best-known independent brokers and further extend Willis IRM’s presence in England, where it already has an office in Reading. The firms…

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Surge in demand for cyber insurance following high-profile attacks

Cyber security

Demand for cyber insurance has surged in light of recent high-profile attacks including a breach at entertainment retailer CeX which compromised the details of up to 2 million people, according to a leading expert. Belfast-based Willis Insurance and Risk Management (Willis IRM) said it had experienced a 50 per cent hike in demand over the…

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‘New focus required’ to reduce accidents and absenteeism in workplace

Manufacturing Northern Ireland Chief Executive Stephen Kelly, centre, hosted a seminar on accidents in the workplace with Willis Insurance and Risk Management advisers, from left, David Sinnamon, Jacqueline Shakspeare and Andrew Galway at the Seagoe Hotel, Portadown. Delegates representing manufacturers from across Northern Ireland heard from the Belfast broker on the steps that could be taken to establish robust health and safety systems, thereby improving staff well-being and improving businesses’ bottom line in the process. More than 137 million working days were lost in the UK last year due to sickness or injury with employees in manual sectors absent by an average of two additional days compared to other industries.

Employees at manufacturing firms – and other manual sectors – are absent from work for at least two additional days a year than non-manual workers, a seminar hosted by Willis Insurance and Risk Management has heard. However, the leading Belfast broker said steps could be taken to establish robust health and safety systems, thereby improving…

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