July 6, 2020

As businesses and other organisations across the UK cautiously reopen and people return to work, the prevention of a second wave of Covid-19 infection and the health and safety of employees and the general public becomes paramount.

David Reynolds, Head of Risk Engineering and Surveys at RiskSTOP, said: “Employers have a statutory duty of care for people’s health and safety a...

May 5, 2020

With home-working becoming the norm rather than the exception and the provision of PPE suddenly a universal issue, the Covid-19 crisis is presenting significant challenges around employers’ liability risks.

One key question being raised, according to James Shrimpton at legal firm Kennedys, is ‘could employers be held liable in the event of infection with the virus?’

James commented: “A...

April 6, 2020

The Government has ordered an extensive list of different kinds of businesses and venues in the UK to close due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Pubs, restaurants, hotels, salons, museums, cinemas, gyms, places of worship and all but essential retailers have all been forced to close their doors. As a result, a large number of commercial premises have been rapidly mothballed because of the...

March 6, 2020

Following an announcement by UK health officials on 5 March 2020 that the country is moving towards the second ‘delay’ phase of its response to the global Covid-19 virus outbreak, RiskSTOP Group (RSG) is today issuing the following statement to its stakeholders:

“The RSG board recognises that the UK is now facing a situation which could have far reaching consequences. The impact is hi...

February 10, 2020

The illegal cultivation of cannabis in the UK has become a significant threat to properties following an explosion in the number of clandestine, indoor growing operations. 

According to a report published in 2018 by the Institute of Economic Affairs, the black market in cannabis in the UK is estimated to be worth £2.6 billion per annuum, with 255 tonnes sold to over three million user...

November 21, 2019

RiskSTOP Risk Management Consultant Nicola Seneviratne offers 19 risk management tips to help keep the property claims away this winter… 

Yes ‘winter is coming’ and according to some it’s not looking good. And no, I’m not talking about the thought of yet another General Election looming and casting a vote in the cold and dark! 

Meteorologists at Exacta Weather are predicting the c...

August 7, 2019

RiskSTOP Director Trevor Smith questions whether lessons have been learned from Grenfell…

With the benefit of hindsight! It’s a phrase that by its very definition only ever crops up after an event. Now, over two years on from Grenfell, questions are still being asked about why a residential tower in West London, where 72 people died in a fire, could possibly have been clad in a materi...

June 5, 2019

If, as has been hinted at by investigators, the recent Notre Dame fire was the result of hot work as part of a restoration programme, it will not be the first time a fire of this kind has severely damaged or destroyed an iconic building.

A blaze at the famous Mandarin Hotel in London last year, close to Harrods, took almost 6 hours to extinguish. It was reported to have been undergoin...

March 8, 2019

Underwriters and brokers are being advised to watch out for risks associated with stockpiling by commercial policyholders as Britain approaches (or perhaps doesn’t) its Brexit deadline day.

Fear and uncertainty over what might happen on 29th March has led to some businesses that rely on imported goods already initiating their Brexit contingency plans and bringing more stock and parts...

February 13, 2019

Having rapidly taken the lead in the property insurance valuation market, RebuildCostASSESSMENT.com is now investing in the talent of the future.

Although our high-tech and innovative approach has helped us become market leaders, RebuildCostASSESSMENT.com has also identified a significant skills shortage where a strong combination of surveying, real estate, customer relations and data...

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Statement regarding Covid-19 outbreak from RiskSTOP Group

March 6, 2020

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