Insights & Impacts

06 May 2020 | Feature Article

Why caution is needed on oxygen reduction systems

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The fire triangle explains that there are three ingredients for most fires – heat, fuel and an oxidising agent. If you want to control a fire, you reduce the fuel, oxygen or heat. Sprinklers, which are the most commonly used fire protection system, address the heat and fuel legs. But now there’s a new kid on the block, which aims to solve the problem differently: oxygen reduction systems (ORS). Michael Stuckings, Operations Chief Engineer at FM Global Australia explains why caution is needed on oxygen reduction systems.
WHY BUSINESSES MUST INVEST NOW TO PREPARE FOR CLIMATE RISK
08 April 2020 | Feature Article

WHY BUSINESSES MUST INVEST NOW TO PREPARE FOR CLIMATE RISK

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With climate risk top of the agenda, directors must ensure their companies are protected during extreme events, says FM Global Operations Chief Engineer Michael Stuckings.
A new virus reinforces old lessons
01 April 2020 | Feature Article

A new virus reinforces old lessons

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Lynette Schultheis, Operations Manager for FM Global Australia, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on supply chains and the importance of routinely evaluating contingency plans to be prepared for and to minimise damage from unexpected events.
WHAT TO DO DURING AND AFTER A BUSINESS SHUTDOWN
27 March 2020 | Feature Article

WHAT TO DO DURING AND AFTER A BUSINESS SHUTDOWN

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has forced unprecedented sudden closings of facilities around the world. This article outlines some important steps to take to help minimise property loss during and after shutting down a facility.
CORONAVIRUS SPREADS TO BUSINESS OPERATIONS
27 March 2020 | Feature Article

CORONAVIRUS SPREADS TO BUSINESS OPERATIONS

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Being resilient means preparing for everything—including infectious disease. The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is disrupting organisations in ways not previously experienced or planned for. What can you do to protect your business?
VIRTUAL CLIENT LEARNING LESSONS
25 March 2020 | Feature Article

VIRTUAL CLIENT LEARNING LESSONS

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Attention FM Global clients: Whether or not your business has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, you can be sure of one thing—now is the perfect time to learn all you can to make your business more resilient.
ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS AND FIRE PROTECTION
12 March 2020 | Feature Article

ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS AND FIRE PROTECTION

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Lithium-ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) are in increasing demand for supplying energy to buildings and power grids. However, they are also under scrutiny after a number of recent fires and explosions. To increase awareness of what can be done to improve safety around this technology, commercial property insurer FM Global has publicly released groundbreaking research and recommendations.
BUILDING RESILIENCE IN COMPLEX INTERNATIONAL SUPPLY CHAINS
12 February 2020 | Feature Article

BUILDING RESILIENCE IN COMPLEX INTERNATIONAL SUPPLY CHAINS

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Companies are increasingly vulnerable to indirect supply chain disruptions and need to factor this into their supply chain risk management. Despite the increasing complexity of supply chain risk management, it seems executives in C-suites could do more to address the issue directly.
Grappling with cyber complacency in the mining sector
10 February 2020 | Feature Article

Grappling with cyber complacency in the mining sector

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A recent survey by Pricewaterhouse Coopers found that Australian CEOs view cybersecurity risks as their greatest threat to business growth. Yet many mining executives are reporting that it would take a “catastrophic” cyber incident for industry to act and build adequate cyber resiliency.
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