risk management news  

March 2016

New Clients:

The Cowden Limited Risk Management team are proud to announce that new clients GKR Transport, Envirotech Drilling and Kimberley Group Training have all confirmed purchase of our (RMS) Risk Management Software System this month.

GKR Transport are a past Cowden Limited client so it is great to have them back on-board.

Please visit our company web-site and take advantage of the Free RMS Trial today


Workplace Safety Reviews:

Cowden Limited will be providing free insurance and workplace health and safety reviews during March and April.

Our professional brokers will assess your current insurance program to help reduce your premiums and access additional insurance benefits for your organisation. In addition, our risk advisor can attend your premises to conduct a free workplace health & safety compliance review complete with recommendations for improvement.

Please contact our office and book your risk management review today.< view Auditing Services >


National Safety News:

A South Australian politician is pushing for tougher laws for fatal workplace negligence.

The industrial manslaughter bill seeks to introduce reforms to improve workplace safety in South Australia through corporate criminal responsibility. Employers who will cause the death of a worker because of negligence and indifference will be fined up to $1 million or jailed for a maximum of 20 years.

Under the bill, an employer will be guilty of an offence if he or she breaches the duty of care, knew or was recklessly indifferent that the act or omission constituting the violation would result in a substantial risk of serious harm to a person, and if the breach resulted in death.

Data from SafeWork SA shows that there were 10 workplace fatalities in 2011-12, 19 deaths in 2012-13, and 14 workplace fatalities for 2013-14. These figures show that 185 workers died at work in 2014, which translates to one death every two days.

The current legislation imposes penalty for employers of up to $3 million or jail time of up to 5 years. More information here


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