Anticipation Grows For Lord Young Address

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Government Advisor To Give First Full Speech Since His Report’s Publication; Safety, Legal and Insurance 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.”

Jon Abbott, managing director – ergonomics and safety at Cardinus Risk Management, which has organised the event, said, “Everyone I have spoken to is looking forward to what is sure to be a thought-provoking debate. Cardinus and its co-hosts, the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, are pleased to be able to provide this forum to discuss the proposals and how they may affect the legal, insurance and safety sectors. We are facing a shake up of our industry and the debate on Monday is where the story will start to unfold.”

Cardinus Risk Management will publish a detailed report from the event, together with exclusive video of the presentations on Tuesday October 26 at http://www.cardinus.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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