Lord Young’s Report Recommends Online Health And Safety Solutions

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• Low Cost Online Risk Assessments Are Ideal For Low Hazard Environments, Says Government Advisor • Pioneering Cardinus Products Already Meet Report’s Proposals

Low cost online services are the most effective way of managing risk in low hazard environments, according to the report into health and safety by Lord Young of Graffham, published on October 15.

The report, Common Sense, Common Safety, recommends the use of web-based interactive risk assessments, checklists and video demonstrations to “simplify the risk assessment procedure for low hazard workplaces such as offices, classrooms and shops”.

Jon Abbott, managing director – ergonomics and health at Cardinus Risk Management, said, “We have advocated the simplification of safety within low hazard environments for many years. Cardinus leads the way in delivering low cost e-learning and risk assessment solutions. Our SME portal provides free advice, guidance and downloadable templates as well as a free safety health check and access to a free ‘ask the experts’ tool. And we offer a pay-per-use approach rather than the long-term contracts offered by most of our competitors.”

Cardinus launched a web portal for small businesses in late 2009 (sme.cardinus.com). The site has been endorsed by the Forum of Private Business, the Wessex Association of Chambers of Commerce and a number of insurers and insurance brokers.

Mr Abbott went on to say, “It is important to remember that all companies will still owe a common law duty of care to their employees and third parties. Whilst Lord Young’s reforms aim to bring a degree of common sense to safety and dilute some of the excesses of compensation culture, we must not forget the need to ensure employees still operate in a safe and pain-free environment.”

For more information about the type of services offered by Cardinus Risk Management, call 020 7469 0200, visit http://www.cardinus.com or sme.cardinus.com or email info(at)cardinus(dot)com

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Notes to Editors
Cardinus directors, experts and consultants are available for interview and quotes on industry issues. The full range of Cardinus consultancy services can be seen on its website, http://www.cardinus.com or you can telephone 0207 469 0200 (UK) 1-866-966-3420 (US).

About Cardinus
Cardinus is a member company of THB Group plc and provides online injury reduction solutions and risk management within the safety, fleet and property sectors.
Established in 1995, Cardinus has an enviable track record of working with government and leading blue chip organizations. Cardinus provides solutions to customers across the United Kingdom, the US and worldwide. Solutions include 'Workstation Safety Plus' a software solution designed to reduce the risks associated with using DSE and ergonomics; a comprehensive fleet risk solution that combines in-vehicle driver training with online self-assessment; property solutions including fire risk surveys, asbestos assessment and a range of e-learning courses. Cardinus Environmental provides a range of services, including Environmental Essentials.

Cardinus Risk Management Limited, Phoenix House, Cantelupe Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3BE. Cardinus Risk Management Limited, 10 Flag Business Exchange, Vicarage Farm Road, Peterborough, Cambs PE1 5SL. For further information please call Cardinus Risk Management Limited on 020 7469 0200 or email info(at)cardinus(dot)com

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