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How to Hold Business Units Accountable for Claim Costs

Posted by Rebecca Webb on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 @ 15:11 PM

 

If you think the cost of claims and incidents within your organization is too high, it’s time to address that problem. But how can you know what steps to take when all you have is an overall number? By breaking down occurrences by location, department, division, and so on, it will be easier to figure out the root of the problem and work towards solving it. That’s why it’s important to make these individual units accountable for their costs.

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Topics: risk management plan, risk ownership, risk analysis, risk management culture, risk responsibility, breaking down claim costs

How to Handle an Accident

Posted by Rebecca Webb on Tue, Nov 7, 2017 @ 15:11 PM

 

When there is an accident in your place of business, it is easy to panic. Whether an employee or a customer is injured, anyone would fear for the person’s well being and, after that, the operational consequences of what just occurred. However, it is most important to stay calm, reassure the person, and make sure they are safe; then you must handle the business side of the incident.

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Topics: risk management plan, incident report, risk analysis, liability risk, handling an accident, handling an incident

4 Reasons Why Every Business Should Draft Incident Reports

Posted by Rebecca Webb on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 @ 15:10 PM

 

When something goes wrong in your organization, do you have a method to keep track of it? Will all the relevant details be recorded, ensuring that you are protected from legal liability? Whether reporting an employee or customer injury, a defective product, property damage, or any other type of incident, it is extremely important for a business to be able to easily and efficiently create incident reports. For best results, draft a template and use it consistently so that all incidents will have the same level of data and detail.

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Topics: risk management plan, risk tools, incident report, example incident reports, incident reporting, risk analysis, liability risk

Occupier's Liability Risk: Reducing the Likelihood and Impact

Posted by Maegan Marshall on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 @ 11:02 AM

Every business that owns, rents or is otherwise responsible for property, owes a duty of care to every person that enters those premises. The area of law that is concerned with this responsibility is occupier’s liability.

Being found negligent as an occupier can have extensive repercussions on a business. This can include the financial burden of being held responsible for a claims expenses, to the reputational risk and negative publicity associated with an incident occurring on your premises. To limit these occurences, it’s essential for organizations to take necessary precautions that will help mitigate the frequency and severity of future events. 

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Topics: risk management plan, operational risk management software, legal risk, risk management, retail risk management, manufacturing risk management, incident management software, risk management information system, claims management software, wholesale risk management, occupier's liability

How to beat the odds of survival: Risk Management for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Posted by Bert Fens on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 @ 11:11 AM

This week ClearRisk is proud to provide a guest post by Bert Fens of Forces Risk Management. Bert is a risk professional with 20+ years of international experience in risk management, holding several senior management positions. He is also a member of the Risk Management Consultants of Ontario (RMCO).

Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) can benefit considerably from a simple but effective risk management program.

Consider this: more than 2 out of 5 small business owners in Canada have experienced a significant disruption to their businesses; 80% of businesses affected by a major incident have to close within 18 months, yet 62% of business owners have placed business continuity planning low on their to-do-list and 18% of them admit that it is not even on their radar. These numbers are a clear and very scary indicator that the odds of survival for companies that have been hit by a major loss are incredibly low.

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Topics: risk management plan, risk management planning, smb risk management, business continuity planning