In 2021, all industries are facing pressures to adapt and respond to a growing list of emerging risks and disasters. The last year has seen strides to amplify technology use, broaden the talent pool, and adopt innovative, data-driven, risk mitigation strategies. The 2022 risk landscape is changing faster than most organizations can keep up with, leaving executives and risk managers with the question: “How can I make my organization more resilient?”
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.
What happens when an incident occurs in your organization? Will all the relevant details be recorded, ensuring that you will have this information on hand when it’s needed in the future?
Whether reporting an employee or customer injury, a defective product, property damage, or any other type of incident, it is extremely important for an organization to be able to easily and efficiently create reports. We've discussed the benefits, but what should actually be included in these incident reports?
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.
As an occupier, you have an obligation to maintain your property at a reasonable standard of care so as to not be held liable in case of an accident involving a patron.
An “occupier” may be broadly defined as someone in possession of premises, responsible for premises, in control of premises, responsible for activities on the premises, in control of activities on the premises, responsible for people allowed on the premises, or in control of people allowed on the premises.