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Cyber criminals have made headlines by targeting huge companies. However, in this cyber risk video, you’ll learn how every company, no matter how small, could be exactly the target cyber criminals are looking for. Click video below
High-profile cyber-attacks on companies such as Sony have raised awareness of the growing threat of cyber crime. Recent surveys conducted by Symantec and other cyber-security organisations suggest that many small business owners are still operating under a false sense of security.
Tips for reducing office slips, trips and falls
Although Britons take an average of 37 million trips abroad, taking a break from technology while on holiday is not as popular of a concept. According to new research, British holidaymakers take an average of three gadgets on holiday with them, and the value of their devices totals approximately £20 billion. In fact, 13 per cent of travellers are more worried about losing their smartphones than their passports.
Despite their worries, 66 per cent of holidaymakers don’t take advantage of hotel safes. And for the 10 per cent of holidaymakers that break or lose their mobile devices, 29 per cent drop them or crack their screens, 26 per cent are victims of theft and 23 per cent suffer water damage.
Gas Safety Week will take place from 19th to 25th September and is intended to help raise awareness about the dangers of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is an odourless, tasteless and colourless gas that sends about 4,000 Britons to A&E, 200 to hospital, and causes 50 deaths annually, according to government statistics. Regardless of your company’s industry, it most likely has at least one gas appliance. However, despite regulations that require gas appliances to be inspected annually, 43 per cent of Britons do not comply, and 10 per cent have never had their appliances inspected, according to the Gas Safe Register.
To help raise awareness in the weeks leading up to the national campaign, UK companies are encouraged to pledge their commitment to following gas safety practices to ensure the well-being of their employees and customers. By pledging, a company will receive a free toolkit with beneficial materials meant to help them promote gas safety, and the company will also have its name published on the campaign’s website.
Change, uncertainty and a lack of knowledge are some of the biggest challenges for the human psyche—and the biggest strains on the human body.
Keep an eye out for five common stress-related symptoms to help acknowledge when it is time to step back and take care of yourself.
Did you Know ?
Once a victim of identity theft, you could spend an average of £1,190 and 175 hours to get your life back on track. Though that statistic may be alarming, you can stay one step ahead of identity thieves with the following safety precautions.
• Retrieve your post every day—do not let it build up.
• Drop outgoing post, especially bills and other payments, into a secure, locked postbox.
• Pay attention to when you should receive bills.
• When travelling, have your post held by Royal Mail or ask a neighbour to collect it for you each day.
• If you move home, notify Royal Mail of your new address.
• Don’t leave important post in an unsecured location, even if it’s a place you think things are secure.
Owning an unoccupied building can pose serious liabilities because unoccupied buildings are more susceptible to vandalism, undetected repairs, fire and other losses. If you own unoccupied property, it is advisable to purchase Unoccupied Property Insurance, also known as Unoccupied Building Insurance to protect against risks.
Extreme summer temperatures are not only uncomfortable, they are also dangerous for your health. This is particularly true for older adults and children who are more susceptible to illness. Read on to learn more about heat-related illnesses and tips for preventing them.
Heat Exhaustion occurs when the body is not able to sweat enough to cool itself. Symptoms of heat exhaustion include:
• Dizziness, weakness, nausea, headache and vomiting
• Excessive thirst
• Sweaty skin
• Feeling hot and thirsty
• Slowed or weakened heartbeat