A round up of risk stories worldwide.

  • Liberty Mutual Group, in partnership with Dyadem International Inc, has launched a specialised workplace safety software tool, RiskSafe 5, designed to help companies conduct workplace qualitative risk assessments such as potential losses due to environmental problems, business interruptions, business image, public safety, and health and safety.

  • Zurich Financial Services Group has launched a global consultancy company – Zurich IC2 - for enterprise risk management.The new company combines Zurich's qualitative risk assessment techniques with the company's experience in quantitative modelling and analysis. Zurich says that IC2's proprietary techniques can be applied to a broad variety of business problems.Further information is available at http://www.ic2.zurich.com

  • The UK government has confirmed that it will proceed with a new Bill on corporate manslaughter, and anticipates that this will be on the statute book within the next 18 months.

  • Ark & General Ltd has released its latest business continuity planning software called Second Sight which it claims is so simple to use that it dispenses with the need for expensive training courses or consultants. Further information is available at www.arkandgeneral.com .

  • ALARM is introducing a 'Managing risk in the public sector' training course, developed in conjunction with the Institute of Risk Management and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. It says the course will provide a foundation for risk management education.

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