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Chairperson's Column

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Welcome to the Spring Edition of Risk Manager Magazine. The AIRM Committee have been very busy over the past few months organising the spring schedule of seminars, our annual site trip and golf tournament as well as finalising details for our new website which we expect to be launched in the next few months. Our February seminar addressed Risk Management for Lone Workers, a hazard which many companies don’t always realise might apply to them, but don’t forget that person who stays late each evening or staff travelling through the course of their business. Employers have a duty of care to access the risks to these people, not just those who work in isolation for the best part of their role. This is an area often overlooked in company’s health and Safety risk assessments. The seminar covered legislation, typical hazards, best practice 6

procedures as well as

staff welfare as well as fire safety

physical protection

and evacuation are managed in

systems, see page 59 for

such a constrained environment.

a more detailed report.

We expect that numbers will be restricted so as usual first refusal

The March seminar will be on

will be given to those who attend

Food Safety, covering the relevant

the AGM in April.

legislation, monitoring and enforcing and best practice.

This will be my last edition as Chairperson pending the election

ISEC 2011, Ireland’s National

of new officers at our AGM in

Security Exhibition takes place

April. If any members would like

on the 30th & 31st of March in

to put themselves forward to

the Convention Centre, Citywest

join the AIRM committee please

Hotel, this is an event the AIRM

contact myself or any member of

are proud to be associated with.

the committee over the next few

This year there will be a wide

months.

variety of exhibitors showcasing the latest technology across all

Looking forward to seeing you at

spectrums of the security industry.

our forthcoming seminars or at our

Also over the two days there will

stand at ISEC 2011.

be a variety of seminars, full details of speakers and the schedule is on

www.airm.ie

page 5. Please drop by and visit the staff manning the AIRM / Risk Manager Magazine stand. We are delighted to advise that we have provisionally secured permission to have this years site visit to Wheatfield Prison in May. The visit will involve a tour of the prison as well as an insight into how health and safety aspects such as security,

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