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Through a combination of cloud-based risk management systems, risk consultancy and engagement support we help businesses establish practical risk management in their business that can be operationalised alongside other business processes.

We believe risk management is more than just compliance and protection, that it can enhance operational performance, build resilience, develop employee engagement and deliver competitive advantage.

Our approach is simple we:-

  • Understand the Issue
  • Develop a Solution
  • Deliver and Implement
  • Continuous Support

Our systems can be a combination of the following:-

Business Continuity Management
Health and Safety Management
E Learning and Training
Legal and Employment Support

Engagement and support are really important to us; The short video below explains more of what BCarm can provide and bring to a business, in the words of our clients: BCarm – delivering risk management

BUSINESS CONTINUITY– it’s good to have a Plan B

Business continuity management identifies a business’s priorities to enable preparation of solutions to reduce the chance of, and minimise the effect of a disruptive event.

Business continuity is applicable to all industry types regardless of the size, location or complexity of the business and not surprisingly, there is an increasing requirement for effective Business Continuity measures; whether driven by supply chain, contract conditions, accreditations or business finance.

One of the biggest challenges with continuity planning is where to start, and then getting buy-in within the business; whether it is risk assessing key assets and resources or updating incident response plans and testing the BCP to find and close potential loopholes, the prospect of embarking on a BCP project can be daunting.

We work with clients to understand the Business Continuity requirements and then develop an appropriate action plan and once up and running, we can support the process with:

  • Scoping Sessions – to provide structure and a plan to develop business continuity plans, resources and arrangements in the business
  • Management Awareness Training –for key staff to gain an understanding of business continuity
  • We can also facilitate a detailed Business Impact Analysis and desktop exercises 
Click HERE to access our Incident Response Plan tool to enable you to build a structured plan to respond to a disruptive event


Managing Health & Safety can be a challenge using manual, excel based systems which can lead to human error, missing information and gaps in compliance. Effective health & safety management that is integrated into day-to-day business operations, delivers a range of benefits to the business beyond just safety – the BCarm health and safety management system helps you proactively manage risks, compliance requirements, enable identification of problem areas, manage and track incidents, and monitor performance.

The E-learning system will help identify further training needs and risk exposures at an employee level that can then be managed. BCarm typically provides over 3 hours of training per employee per year, with configurable training plans.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of Business Continuity, Health & Safety or E-Learning or, call Dan Bannister on 07917 238714 or email dbannister@bcarm.co.uk


2018 Business Continuity & Risk Management buying trends revealed

Total Business Continuity solutions, Security Project Management and Risk Assessment top the list of Business Continuity & Risk Management services the UK’s leading security professionals are sourcing in 2018.

The findings have been revealed following the Total Security Summit, which took place earlier this month.

Delegates registering to attend the event were asked which Business Continuity & Risk Management services they needed to invest in during 2018 and beyond.

A significant 40% are looking to invest in Total Business Continuity solutions, with 38% sourcing Security Project Management tools and expertise.

Just behind were Risk Assessment (35%), Incident Management (33%) and Crisis Communications (32%).

“It’s no surprise that Total Business Continuity solutions top the list of areas our delegates were most interested in, given the increased focus on security generally in the corporate environment right now” said Total Security Summit Event Manager Haydn Boxall. “But the full table provides a valuable insight into trends within the fields of Business Continuity & Risk Management.”

% of delegates at the Total Security Summit sourcing Business Continuity & Risk Management services (Top 10):

Business Continuity – 40%
Security Project Management – 38%
Risk Assessment – 35%
Incident Management – 33%
Crisis Communications – 32%
Risk Management – 32%
Health and Safety – 29%
Crisis Management – 24%
Security Training and Education – 23%
Conflict Management – 21%

To find out more about the Total Security Summit, visit www.totalsecuritysummit.co.uk.

5 minutes with… David Richards, DriveTech

David Richards, Head of Marketing at OSH Forum event partner DriveTech, discusses the challenges facing the H&S industry, trends, opportunities – plus BREXIT and Royal babies…

Tell us about your company, products and services.

DriveTech, part of the AA, is the world leader in fleet risk and safety management, and driver training. We are also the UK’s largest provider of driver offender retraining courses. With 25 years of successful experience, DriveTech now offers fleet consultancy, driver assessment and training services in over 95 countries and over 30 languages through over 50 partners. These products and services improve driver safety, reduce fleet running costs and ensure compliance with legal obligations and duty of care responsibilities.

What have been the biggest challenges the health & safety industry has faced over the past 12 months?

I think the implications of the new health and safety sentencing guidelines in February 2016 are still reverberating around the industry in general and fleet risk management in general. The recent significant increases in Health and Safety fines cannot be ignored.

And what have been the biggest opportunities?

Over 1,792 people were killed on Britain’s roads in 2016. We still have a long way to go to achieve ‘Vision Zero’.

What is the biggest priority for the health & safety industry in 2018?

It’s hard to look beyond the nearly 1,800 people killed on the roads and 24,000 plus seriously injured in 2016 – latest published figures.

What are the main trends you are expecting to see in the market in 2018? The continuing driver towards ‘Big Data’; I prefer to think of it bringing together data from a number of different sources, currently managed independently, to drive better and more insightful management decision making.

What technology is going to have the biggest impact on the market this year?

Smart phones – as the world moves away from desktops to mobile devices, we will see more information at our fingertips which is great… unless you’re driving!

In 2020 we’ll all be talking about…?

Brexit, Donald Trump, the Tokyo Olympics and, possibly, royal babies?

Which person in, or associated with, the health & safety industry would you most like to meet?

Nils Bohlin, an engineer at Volvo, who invented the modern three-point car seat belt in 1959. He’s saved thousands of lives.

What’s the most surprising thing you’ve learnt about the health & safety sector?

I’ve personally never met a health and safety professional who isn’t passionate about what they do.

You go to the bar at the Occupational Safety & Health Forum – what’s your tipple of choice?

I’ve just discovered the ‘Dark and Stormy’ – it’s rum, ginger beer, and lime juice in a tall glass, full of ice. Wow!

What’s the most exciting thing about your job? Working for a company dedicated to saving people’s lives is pretty exciting.

And what’s the most challenging?

Like 99% of people, never enough time!

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

My dad once told me “Take all your holidays. You’ll not only get a break from your colleagues… they’ll get a break from you too!”

Peaky Blinders or The Crown?

As a Brummie by birth, it has to be Peaky Blinders.