retail and leisure

Risk reduction strategies retailers should buy into

Julie-Anna Smith, Head of Consulting Services at safety and certification expert, Bureau Veritas, advises on why a diligent, robust risk management strategy is something retailers need to invest in. Read More

Safety at scale with Sainsbury’s and Alcumus

Neil Lennox, Group Head of Safety and Insurance at Sainsbury’s, speaks to John Kersey about the company’s collaborative partnership with EHS software providers Alcumus Info Exchange and how it approaches safety at scale. Read More

Keeping retail and food outlets safe with external vehicle crash protection

In order to prevent vehicles crashing through the front of retail or office space windows, protection specialist McCue looks into the causes of such incidents and provides a solution to keep workers and property safe. Read More

Protecting shop workers from threats and violence

There are signs that a growing number of shopkeepers and others working in retail are facing assaults and threats from customers. Read More

No record incidents: the undocumented nuisance for those managing risk

Kari Hansen and Hayley Riach, Hill Dickinson: In recent times, the number of employers' and public liability claims brought where there is no record of an incident having occurred has been on the rise. This is a thorn in the side for all companies and has been particularly prevalent for retailers. What does it mean and how should such cases be approached? Read More

Hillsborough Disaster: 25 years on, we threaten to make the same mistakes

Steve Rotheram MP, Member of Parliament for Liverpool Walton, believes a return to standing sections in football stadiums ヨ driven primarily by nostalgia ヨ could undo all the progress made in the aftermath of the Hillsborough Disaster. Read More

Event safety: a perfect storm?

The events industry faces a perfect storm of new regulatory approach and a tendency to apply the letter of the law in an industry where safety is often a matter of judgement. Simon Garrett, author of the G-Guide, discusses the issues. Read More

Summary: tackling violence against staff: best practice for retailers

Tackling violence against staff: best practice guidelines for retailers (2nd Edition 2014) was developed by members of the British Retail Consortium's Tackling Retail Violence Working Group with the intention of providing helpful advice to retailers to help protect their staff from violence, threatening behaviour and abuse against their staff. Read More

Do your “low risk” facilities get enough attention?

On two occasions in the past few years I have been sitting in a meeting room of a potential client, and the fire alarm has sounded. Read More

Asda failed to address known ice risk

An investigation into a slip and trip incident at an Asda supermarket revealed that risk assessments for work in freezers had not been reviewed for eight years, despite changes in working practices. Read More

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