An Introduction to Physical Security

Burgess Hill Town Council Offices
Thursday, 11 July 2019
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
    • Martin Loose

Insurers regularly apply security endorsements under property insurance policies, especially in higher risk areas or where added measures are required to protect high value items and "target goods", but what might these actually entail?

Doors and glazing pose a number of challenges. For example, with so many exit door types, what is an appropriate means of ensuring each of these are secure and how does the need for fire safety conflict with security arrangements?

To find out, join us at 6.00pm on Thursday 11 July 2019 when Martin Loose continues his series of technical seminars and will be exploring this and more during a free one-hour CPD seminar.

Online Booking
Open to all members and their guests, this event will be of particular interest to those who are relatively new to property insurance and want to learn more about minimum security. It will also provide a good refresher for the more experienced insurance professional.

If you would like to join us, please use our online booking form by clicking on the Book Now button below.

Light refreshments will be available from 6.00pm until the seminar starts.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this seminar, attendees will be able to:

  • describe a range of common door types used for “non fire exits” and appropriate means of securing each

  • show an understanding of “security v fire safety” issues and appropriate methods of securing designated fire exit doors

  • describe some security measures that can be used to protect glazing and the pros and cons of each

  • explain common “Minimum Standards of Security” policy conditions and how they relate to each of the above

  • list some of the additional security solutions that are used for providing security for high value items and “target goods”

  • demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to key security and what constitutes good practice

  • explain the issues relating to “property in the open” and “theft of metals from roofs” and some appropriate security measures

Getting There
If travelling by car, the nearest car park is in Cyprus Road at the back of the Town Council Offices building on Crescent Way. Please note that Pay & Display charges apply until 6.00pm, but parking is free after this.

Burgess Hill train station is about 7 minutes' walk from the venue.

Please note: this event will take place at the Council Chamber on the 1st floor. A lift will normally be available for delegates to access the training, but stairs will need to be used in the event of an emergency evacuation of the building.

About our Speaker
Martin Loose has more than 32 years’ experience within the Risk Control divisions of major commercial insurers (GRE and AXA). Until recently, he managed an operational team of surveyors; a role which included maintaining technical standards, staff development, regional technical support to underwriters and brokers as well as carrying out some property and business interruption surveys himself.

He is now a self-employed Risk Consultant undertaking surveys for insurance companies and brokers in the West Sussex area.

  • Council Chamber, Burgess Hill Town Council Offices
  • 96 Church Walk
  • Burgess Hill
  • RH15 9AS
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CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at