Recent independent research commissioned by Allianz Insurance found that half of SMEs would welcome further information from an expert source about the many risks facing their business.
The Allianz Risk Management website meets that demand by providing guidance on a wide range of risk topics, from traditional fire or flood risks to new challenges, such as data management, cyber threats or managing mental health in the workplace. Users can browse hazards by type; find trade specific guidance and keep up to date with legislation relevant for their business.
A practical business impact assessment tool is also included. This helps users identify potential threats to their organisation’s continuity and understand how to mitigate them.
Businesses can also make use of:
- Checklists and assessments to help identify business risks
- Downloadable templates so they can put guidance into action
- Comprehensive links to useful industry and trade body websites
Whilst the site is available to everyone Allianz customers receive additional benefits including access to free telephone consultations and Allianz preferred supplier discounts.
In the latest annual Allianz Risk Barometer Survey, changes in legislation and regulation ranked joint top with cyber incidents (48%) as a core concern, demonstrating that businesses are keenly aware that it’s crucial to keep up-to-date with the ever changing legal landscape.
Andy Miller, technical loss control engineer manager, commented: “The site has a wealth of information on a huge range of topics and any business owner, regardless of whether they have an Allianz policy, can search the site for information. From our research we know that businesses understand that risk management is crucial and I believe the Allianz Risk Management site will become a valuable tool for them."
1. The online survey of 500 senior decision makers in SME‘s was commissioned by Allianz and conducted by market research company OnePoll, in accordance with the Market Research Society code of conduct. Data was collected between 16/01/2018 and 02/02/2018. The survey was overseen and edited by the OnePoll research team.
2. Allianz Risk Barometer is an annual report created by Allianz Global Corporate and Speciality. The UK figures represent the number of risks selected as a percentage of all survey responses (216); respondents (187) were able to select up to three risks each.
The information contained in this press release relates to Allianz Insurance plc. Allianz Insurance plc is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.
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Allianz Holdings plc is the non-regulated holding company which owns the principal insurance operations of Allianz SE in Great Britain.
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