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CARDINUS Risk Management has been awarded ISO 27001 accreditation for the provision of risk assessment and e-learning software, training, services and consultancy in connection with the safety risk management market.
Cardinus, which is based in the UK, provides risk assessment and e-learning software, training systems and consultancy services to more than two million users worldwide. Data management is at the core of many Cardinus services and it is the analysis and application of health and safety data that makes Cardinus solutions so effective.
It provides safety and risk management systems to some of the world’s largest companies as well as many public sector entities. These organisations demand and dictate best practice in the key areas of health and safety and data management and protection.
Andy Hawkes, CEO of Cardinus Risk Management, said, “We are delighted to have gained this accreditation as managing personal and corporate data is a core competency that many companies in our sector fail to understand. We wanted to become one of the world’s first safety organisations to hold this accreditation as evidence of our total commitment to information security.”
Implementing the ISO27001 standard ensures that an organisation formally specifies a management system intended to bring information security under explicit management control. It is recognised throughout the globe as best practice.
Barbara Snape, IT director at Cardinus, said, “This has been a major project with all parts of our systems, processes and procedures reviewed, revised and scrutinised to exacting standards. This is an absolute sign of our commitment to delivering products and services that meet the highest levels of security at all times.”
Cardinus Risk Management has been producing and supplying risk management services and e-learning courses since 1995. Its customers include many of the world’s leading organisations, a large number of small and medium-sized organisations and central government departments.
- HM Inspector Dr Kathryn Mearns to present on safety culture and leadership at October 11 Cardinus event
- Health and Safety Executive’s high hazard/high reliability specialist will speak exclusively to Cardinus audience
ONE of the world’s leading health and safety experts will address the Cardinus Personnel Safety and Engagement Forum in Aberdeen on Thursday October 11, 2012.
Dr Kathryn Mearns, HM Inspector at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), will present Safety culture and safety leadership – does safety climate matter? Dr Mearns will explore the effects of a good safety culture on accident prevention and enforcement action.
Jon Abbott, managing director – ergonomics and safety at Cardinus Risk Management, said, “We are very excited at the prospect of hearing from Dr Kathryn Mearns. Her knowledge and experience of high risk/high reliability projects is much sought-after and we are fortunate to have secured her appearance. There will be valuable learning for all health and safety professionals to be had in Aberdeen on October 11.”
Dr Kathryn Mearns has lectured in psychology at the University of Aberdeen. She holds an adjunct professorship in Human Factors/Organizational Psychology at the University of Bergen. Her research interests include human factors in industrial safety, safety culture and climate, safety leadership, trust, risk perception and psychological aspects of workplace well-being.
Dr Mearns is former editor-in-chief for Safety Science and a member of the Society for Risk Analysis. She has worked on a range of projects in the offshore industry, shipping, air traffic control and power generation
- Visitors to Safety and Health Expo, NEC, May 17-19, will see how effective risk management can save money and improve productivity
VISITORS to this year’s Safety and Health Expo will see first-hand how award-winning risk management products from Cardinus can reduce their health and safety costs, increase productivity and improve staff morale.
Cardinus Risk Management professionals will be on the Cardinus stand L15 in Hall 1, providing free consultations and advice to visitors. There will be demonstrations of Cardinus products and systems throughout the event, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on May 17, 18 and 19, 2011.
Cardinus is keen to use the event to demonstrate the wide range of services and expertise it can offer across all disciplines and sectors. In addition to e-learning, Cardinus also offers consultancy and managed services in ergonomics, automotive/fleet, property risk surveys and audits and environmental risk management. Experts in all specialist areas will be available to meet visitors to the Cardinus stand.
- Specialist information for specific business sectors at sme.cardinus.com
- Advice on ergonomics, fire safety and manual handling and much more
SMALL and medium-sized businesses in all industry sectors can now access one of the most comprehensive online risk management resources ever created, according to Cardinus Risk Management.
The website at sme.cardinus.com contains an enormous repository of free guidelines, reports, checklists and forms, policy advice and white papers. To make this valuable information easy to find, some sections are dedicated to specific trades. For example, there are risk management guidelines for painters and decorators as well as help and advice for owners of cafés and restaurants.
There is also a large collection of documents designed to help risk manage more generic operations, such as warehousing, retailing and general office environments. Guides to fire safety, ergonomics and manual handling are also free to view and download.
- Government advisor to give first full speech since his report’s publication
- Industry stakeholders’ excitement over seminar grows
INSURANCE and health and safety professionals will get their first opportunity to engage with Lord Young on Monday, following the publication last week of his report Common Sense, Common Safety.
Lord Young will speak to an invited audience in the Great Hall at the Chartered Institute of Insurers on October 25. This will be his first appearance in a seminar environment and industry experts are keen to debate the radical reforms he has proposed.
Gerard Forlin QC, who will also speak at the event, said, “The UK has the best health and safety record in the world. We must be very careful that this pole position is maintained. Nothing must jeopardise it.
“That said, it is true that certain aspects of health and safety legislation and, in particular, how certain cases are investigated, funded and brought may need to be reviewed. Getting the correct balance will be an extremely difficult task to achieve. We all need to work together on this important task.”
- Health and safety forum places filled in days
- Industry keen to engage with Lord Young after positive response to his report
LORD Young of Graffham will speak to a packed Great Hall at the Chartered Institute of Insurers on Monday October 25, following the publication of his report into health and safety culture in the UK.
Industry leaders will gather to hear Lord Young, Gerald Forlin QC and David Smith, managing director of Zurich Insurance UK Broker Division at the event, organised by Cardinus Risk Management, in conjunction with International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).
Audience members will have the opportunity to debate Lord Young’s report, Common Sense, Common Safety, which was published on October 15. All seats at the event were filled within a week of invitations being sent out, such is the interest in Lord Young’s proposals.
Prime minister David Cameron, writing in the foreword to the report, said, “Lord Young has come forward with a wide range of far reaching proposals which this government fully supports… Now we need to act on this report and I am delighted that Lord Young has agreed to remain as my advisor on these important issues; to work with departments and all those with an interest in seeing his recommendations put into effect.”
- New Cardinus service maintains compliance at lowest possible cost
- Multiple levels of intervention ensure appropriate response
TO help organisations with depleted resources manage their display screen equipment (DSE) risk, Cardinus Risk Management has launched a fully managed DSE service.
The innovative Cardinus managed DSE programme is designed to mitigate employee risk at the earliest opportunity – when costs can be kept to an absolute minimum. The service is particularly useful for organisations that might have seen budget cuts and reductions to administration resources.
Jon Abbott, managing director – ergonomics and safety, at Cardinus Risk Management, said, “Cardinus has always listened very closely to its customers and our Client Services team meets every few days to discuss new ways of helping them. It was very clear that an affordable managed solution would be a great new service to offer companies that want to keep both their risk exposure and their costs to a minimum.
Successful health and safety policies must sit comfortably within the business environment, a consultant from Cardinus Risk Management has told a gathering of university health and safety professionals.