Bonasystems has become a sponsor member of Airmic, the UK trade association for risk and insurance management professionals, the only slip risk specialist to do so. Slips and trips are the biggest cause of workplace-accidents in the UK with a high proportion resulting in broken bones, costing UK companies over £750 million a year.
Joining Airmic is part of a wider strategy to raise awareness of the cost-benefits of slip prevention within the insurance community. Bonasystems already works with several insurers to improve claims defensibility and mitigate the risk of health and safety breaches and fines. Clients using Bonasystems' slip risk management solutions see, on average, a 50% reduction in accident frequency.
Christian Harris, commercial director at Bonasystems, said: “Risk management is becoming increasingly important at board level and slip risk is a key issue for companies. This has been exacerbated by the recent change to sentencing guidelines for breaches of health and safety which we expect to result in some high profile multi-million pound law suits. We hope to carry a message to risk managers that prevention is much more effective than cure.”
Bonasystems has 15 years' experience in preventing slips and trips. It works with many of the UK's leading companies in leisure, retail, transport, and hospitality to identify and mitigate against slip risk. In addition to its Airmic partnership, it is also accredited by Safecontractor and is a member of the UK Slip Resistance Group.
Susi Ozkurt, sales and marketing manager at Airmic, added: “We are excited to have Bonasystems as one of our MarketPlace sponsors, as we are now focussing on growing our list of risk service providers."