External Risk Management Resources

Lark are committed to providing our customers with the best possible advice, whilst this is largely managed and provided in-house by our Risk Managers, there may be occasions when clients wish to seek guidance from specialist external bodies.  In this respect, we have collated a list of some organisations that may be of use when considering Health and Safety obligations, the control of fire risks or information regarding Business Continuity Planning.

(Click the links to find out more about each resource.)

Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register

The OSHCR website provides details of consultants (their qualifications, location and areas of expertise) allowing you to select someone that will be suitable for your business and activities.

The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management

The IIRSM is a professional body for Health and safety practitioners which is a useful source of information and also organises training and produces publications to assist with management of risk.

Fire Protection Association

The FPA is the UK’s fire safety organisation and their objectives include the dissemination of advice and guidance via a range of training courses, publications and services plus some free guidance in relation to the preparation of risk assessments.

The Business Continuity Institute

The BCI is a leading institute for Business Continuity with aims to raise standards and understanding.  

The Loss Prevention Certification Board

The LPCB  (part of the Building Research Establishment, an independent and impartial, research-based advisory, testing and training organisation) is a leading international certification body in the fields of security and fire protection. Approved products are listed within their online publication ‘Red Book Live’. 

Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register

The Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) was established in response to the Government’s Common Sense, Common Safety report, which recommended that all Health and Safety consultants should be accredited to a professional body and that a register of certified professionals be established in the form of a web-based directory. The register aims to assist businesses in finding advice on general health and safety management.

A network of professional bodies and stakeholders worked together in partnership to develop this register, which has established a benchmark standard for safety consultants and helped to raise the quality of advice being given to businesses.

This minimum standard has been set at a degree level qualification, with at least two years experience and active engagement in a continuing professional development scheme.

Businesses can have confidence in choosing a health and safety consultant from the register, as they are bound by their professional body’s code of conduct and are committed to providing sensible and proportionate health and safety advice.

You can search for a consultant by location, industry or topic, to enable you to find someone who will provide specific, tailored advice, relevant to your business needs.

The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management

Whether you are new to risk management, an experienced risk and safety management practitioner or work in a related profession, membership of IIRSM will benefit you.  IIRSM caters for individual and corporate professionals and specialist members in all sectors of industry related to risk management, ensuring excellent support and benefits to all of our members.

Our remit is to

  • Ensure that our members’ professional skills are recognised and respected

  • Offer opportunities and services for advancement, support and networking

  • Advance public education in risk, health and safety management

IIRSM was established in 1975 as a professional body for health and safety practitioners.  It was created to recognise individuals and advance professional standards in accident prevention and occupational health throughout the world. We represent members in over 70 countries. The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management is an industry leader in delivering excellent services in the risk, health and safety management sector.

Fire Protection Association

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) is the UK's national fire safety organisation and we work to identify and draw attention to the dangers of fire and the means by which their potential for loss is kept to a minimum.

Since our formation in 1946 we have attained an unrivalled reputation for quality of work and expertise in all aspects of fire including research, consultancy, training, membership, publications, risk surveying and auditing.  Our products and services are designed to assist fire, security and safety professionals achieve and maintain the very highest standards of fire safety management.

The Business Continuity Institute

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is the world’s leading institute for business continuity. 

Established in 1994, the BCI has established itself as the leading membership and certifying organization for Business Continuity (BC) professionals worldwide. 

The BCI offers a wide range of resources for business professionals concerned with raising levels of resilience within their organization or considering a career in business continuity.   

With circa 8,000 members in more than 100 countries worldwide, working in an estimated 3,000 organizations in private, public and third sectors, the BCI truly is the world’s leading institute for business continuity.

The BCI stands for excellence in the business continuity profession and its certified grades provide assurance of technical and professional competency in BC.

The BCI Partnership, through corporate membership, offers organizations the opportunity to work with the BCI to promote best practice in business continuity and to raise their corporate profile in the global BC arena.The BCI Corporate Partnership currently has approximately 120 Partners worldwide.

The Loss Prevention Certification Board

The Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB)  works with the industry and government to set the standards needed to ensure that fire and security products and services perform effectively.

LPCB offers third-party approval confirming that products and services have met and will continue to meet these standards. This benefits both specifiers and manufacturers.

All products and companies approved are listed in the ‘Red Book’. These listings can be downloaded free of charge from www.redbooklive.com.