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Cyber Security - Managing the increased risks caused by the pandemic

In this podcast the Aviva Risk Management team are joined by one of our Specialist Partners, CyberSmart, who are experts in delivering the government backed accreditation, Cyber Essentials.

Key topics include Cyber Essentials and the benefits to businesses, social engineering tactics and some recent real life examples of cyber attacks.

Podcast hosts
Paul Norton – Aviva Technical Account Consultant
Pete Holmes – Aviva Technical Specialist - Business Interruption, Continuity Management
Phil Sorrel – Head of Corporate Partnerships at CyberSmart


Back to Business episode 6 – Reinstating Fire Protection Systems following a shut down (20 August 2020).

In this podcast the Aviva Risk Management team discuss the steps that businesses should consider when reoccupying to safely reinstate fire protection systems following a shut down. Key topics include sprinklers and their maintenance as well as thinking about stock, layout, and other changes that will affect new and ongoing fire risk assessments.

Podcast hosts
Simon Cook – Aviva Technical Account Consultant
Kevin Lyons, Dom Bramham and James Ashley – Aviva Senior Risk Consultants


Back to Business episode 5 – Managing the risks of Temporary Buildings (20 August 2020).

In this podcast the Aviva Risk Management team discuss the increase of use of temporary buildings as businesses look to socially distance their operations. Plus, advice on how to manage the risks that come with these considering location, duration of use, construction and other factors.

Podcast hosts
James Ashley – Aviva Senior Property Risk Consultant
John Mellon – Aviva Property Technical Account Manager
Richard Champion – Aviva Senior Property Risk Consultant
Oliver Wright – Aviva International Senior Construction Risk Consultant


Back to Business episode 4 – Driving after Covid-19 – Sharing the roads safely, vehicle tech and protecting vulnerable road users (24 July 2020)

In this podcast the Aviva Risk Management team are joined by our vehicle technology Specialist Partner Vue to discuss the issues that businesses face with the increase in additional vehicles, and other modes of transport on the road, and the potential increase in collisions involving vulnerable road users. Key topics include post Covid-19 driving conditions, benefits of onboard vehicle technology and e-scooters.

Podcast hosts
Gill Milner – Aviva Technical Account Manager for Casualty at Aviva Commercial Lines
Neil Shaw – Aviva Senior Risk Consultant
Bob Winter – Aviva Technical Specialist for Motor
Michelle Murphy – VUE Group Head of Strategic Accounts


Back to Business episode 3 – Reopening the leisure industry (14 July 2020)

In this podcast Aviva’s Risk Management team discuss measures businesses should take and continue to consider when re-opening pubs, restaurants and leisure attractions. Key topics include managing public expectations, safeguarding employees and safely reinstating premises.

Podcast hosts
Simon Cook - Aviva Technical Account Consultant
Mandy Maris & Phil Bamford - Aviva Senior Liability Risk Consultants
James Ashley – Aviva Senior Property Risk Consultant


Back to Business episode 2 - Reinstating People and Operations (3 July 2020)

Listen to Aviva’s Technical Risk Management team discuss the key areas businesses should consider when bringing people and their operations back to business. Themes include, social distancing, redesigning the workplace and vehicle fleets, risk assessments and PPE

Podcast hosts
Gill Milner – Aviva Technical Account Manager for Casualty
Phil Vaughan – Aviva Technical Account Manager for Liability
Paul Norton and Simon Cook - Aviva Technical Account Consultants


Back to Business episode 1 - Reinstating Premises (12 June 2020)

Listen as Aviva’s Technical Risk Management team discuss some of the key areas businesses should consider when reinstating a premises after a period of shut down. They discuss the challenges, steps to take and discuss topics such as legionella, fire arrangements and statutory inspections.

Podcast hosts
Gill Milner – Aviva Technical Account Manager for Casualty
Phil Vaughan – Aviva Technical Account Manager for Liability
Paul Norton and Simon Cook - Aviva Technical Account Consultants