137 fatal Work Accidents in 2016/17!

Your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 7th July 2017 includes the AA data breach, work accident stats and a Business Continuity study!

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Information Security

“Personal details relating to more than 100,000 customers of the AA’s online shop have been found in in the 13 GB data breach” Read the full article here.


“British consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser has revealed the ‘Petya’ attack last week caused widespread damage to its business which could result in a revenue hit of up to £100m” Read the full article here.

Construction Design and Management Regs

Health & Safety

“The HSE has issued statistics covering fatal injuries arising from accidents at work in Great Britain 2017” Read the full article here.


“A worker suffered burns while trying to clean the floor of a spray booth at a paint manufacturing company in Manchester” Read the full article here.

Business Continuity

“An IBM-sponsored global study examining the impact of business continuity management on the cost of a data breach, concludes companies that use business continuity management and disaster recovery services recover more quickly than those who don’t” Read the full article here.


“Waitrose is recalling a batch of its 8 Belgian White Chocolate Chunk All Butter Cookies as some boxes may contain…” Read the full article here.


“Forrester Sales Ltd is recalling a batch of their Delamere British Hot & Spicy Roast Chicken Wings due to…” Read the full article here.


“The Environment Agency has started work on a multi-million scheme to protect homes and businesses in Teesside from flooding” Read the full article here.


“France will end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of an ambitious plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate accord, Emmanuel Macron’s government has announced.” Read the full article here.


“Elon Musk’s company Tesla will partner with French utility Neoen to deliver the lithium ion battery designed to improve the security of electricity network” Read the full article here.


“There are giant, complex machines out there that we all rely on. Without them, civilisation as we know it would collapse. But these machines – power stations – are often pretty dumb, according to Peter Kirk, former chief executive of software company NeuCo” Read the full article here.


“Bupa, the health and wellbeing provider, has released figures to reveal the health of the UK’s workplace wellbeing.  The research coincides with the launch of the Bupa Wellbeing Edit – a report which explores key themes in workplace wellbeing with insights from business and wellbeing experts” Read the full article here.


“Police officers are to have extra days off as part of a “wellbeing” plan by Lincolnshire Police.” Read the full article here.



“Samsung has effectively salvaged its problematic Galaxy Note 7 and released a new phone made with part of the old handset that do not have a tendency to catch fire” Read the full article here.


“Vodafone has created a small cell to expand mobile coverage into more localised areas such as concerts, cars, buildings and even drones” Read the full article here.

Summer 2015 Budget


“Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is on the brink of a multibillion-pound settlement with US regulators over the mis-selling of toxic mortgage bonds” Read the full article here.


“Real household disposable incomes in the UK are falling at their steepest rate since 2011, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said” Read the full article here.


“Business leaders are urging the Government to keep Britain in the single market and customs union until a final Brexit deal with the European Union is in force” Read the full article here.


“David Davis is under pressure from some of the the country’s biggest firms to delay the UK’s departure from the single market” Read the full article here.

The Lighter Side    

“Every now and then, a story comes along that makes you believe something is meant to be. Like how Llia Apostolou asked a stranger on Twitter to pretend to be her husband as a joke… And married him for real three years later” Read the full article here.

“A 91-year-old gymnast blew away host Steve Harvey on Wednesday’s “Little Big Shots: Forever Young.” Read the full article here.


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