Flood Implications and Risk Management Procedures

Ipswich Town Hall Gallery Three
Thursday, 10 October 2019
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Martin McDermid , Director, Flood Consult
    • Nicholas West, Director, Flood Consult


Presenter: Martin McDermid, Director, Flood Consult and Nicholas West, Director, Flood Consult

Date: 10th October 2019

Time: Lunch will be available from 12.30pm, with the session starting at 1:00pm and expected to close at 2:00pm

Venue: Gallery 3, Town Hall Ipswich

Duration: 1 hour

Course Content:
The threat and implications of flooding remains one of the single most challenging areas for the UK insurance market to continue to deal with 365 days a year.

Flood Consults team provide a nationwide service offering experience and expertise in flood risk management, flood protection, flood risk assessments to property level protection surveys and Repair and Renew Grants. They work UK wide for the likes of Allianz, Hiscox, QBE, Marsh and have some very good case studies about practical help of flooding on a risk that needs to be underwritten/placed.

Learning Objectives:
Delegates will come away from this CPD event having looked at the following:

• Flood Mechanisms – Understand the different types of flooding including how they occur, characteristics and advanced warnings.

• Flood Modelling – Understand the difference between widescale generic flood modelling and location specific detailed flood modelling including the advantages, disadvantages and limitations.

• Site Specific Risk Assessment – Understand how the survey and assessment process is undertaken and why a site survey is mandatory to fully quantify the risk.

• Flood Resistance and Resilience measures – Understand the difference between flood resistance and flood resilience measures and the different techniques to achieve protection against flooding.

The venue has full access and assistance for those with disabilities

Martin McDermid

Martin is the business development manager at Flood Consult International and has worked in the flood defence industry for over 12 years across two companies. During this time Martin has built strong relationships with utility, industrial/commercial and insurance companies across the UK with regard to identifying their flood risk exposure and correct means of preventing or reducing damage in the event of flooding. Martin has worked predominantly within the critical infrastructure sector in the UK helping clients correctly protect their assets, including electricity substations, water treatment works, gas pressure reduction stations, telecommunication hubs and nuclear power stations working for every Distribution Network Operator (DNO) in the process. Martin also has prevalent knowledge of flood defence products, in particular property level solutions, with experience of product testing in both factory and on-site scenarios in accordance with the BSI Kitemark and FM Approvals standards.

Nicholas West

Nicholas is a director of Flood Consult International. During his time in the industry Nicholas’s primary role has been completing flood risk/consequence assessments for a spectrum of clients and assets ranging from a small extension to a residential property to 400kV electricity substations. At FCI Nicholas has aligned himself alongside numerous insurance, utility and property management companies providing them a consultancy service identifying flood risk at a site specific level for their existing portfolio as well as new business prospects or new build properties. Working on these projects has enabled Nic to build astute knowledge of the current legislation and planning documentation associated with flood risk namely National Planning and Policy Framework 15 (NPPF 15) in England, Technical Advice Note 15 (TAN 15) in Wales, Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) in Scotland and Engineering Technical Report 138 (ETR 138) which concerns the electricity network in the UK. The quality and efficiency of work completed by Nic for FCI has been praised by numerous multinational insurance companies as well as utility clients to the point where FCI has been named as preferred supplier for flood risk requirements.

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