On our recent webinar, “Risk Management Best Practices for Retail”, we sat down with Joe Hardy, a veteran of risk management in retail, to get his thoughts on where the industry is going. As always, Joe’s answers were extremely valuable and we decided to compile the interview portion of the webinar into a blog post.
Slips, trips, and falls are a common cause of liability claims affecting organizations. These occurrences can range from minor incidents to major claims that can involve multi-million dollar lawsuits. It’s unlikely to avoid these types of potential accidents completely, but it is possible to take precautions that will help in reducing the frequency and severity in case of an event.
Today’s risk management landscape for any industry is complex and vast. New regulatory measures come into effect each year, new products hit the market, and new distribution channels are developed.
In an industry such as retail, risk managers have the added complexity of risks related to the consumer. This adds yet another dimension to an organization’s risk portfolio, making it difficult to present only ten tips for retailers to mitigate risk. But as any risk manager would prioritize their organization's risks, here is a prioritized list of procedures to try:
Operating any size business, whether it be a small local shop or a large retailer, can be costly. Your business could end up having to close its doors as a result of having to pay out the cost of an insurance claim. As a retailer, it is essential to both be aware and prepare for the most prominent types of insurance claims facing your industry.