Property Insurance – Beyond Statements of Fact

Burgess Hill Town Council Offices
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
    • Martin Loose

The Insurance Institute of Sussex is continuing its season of seminars with two events focusing on important issues within the Property Insurance market.

Each of these one hour CPD talks will be given by Martin Loose, an independent risk consultant with over 30 years of commercial insurance experience and will build on delegates' knowledge of statements of fact and other controls used by property insurers.

Following on from the first session, this seminar, which takes place on Tuesday 21 May 2019, will build on the topics raised during the previous session and will explain some common risk control matters typically raised by property insurers during pre-contract negotiations and in their policy wordings.

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

  • explain what is meant by “Modern Methods of Construction” (MMC) and associated terminology including “modular”, “cross-laminated timber”, “insulated render system” and “Aluminium Composite Materials”

  • show an understanding of insurers' concerns relating to MMC

  • list the key items that should be checked on an Electrical Installation Condition Report

  • identify common heating systems that use renewable energy and the key control measures that insurers look for

  • describe the property insurance issues relating to waste storage and removal, kitchen extraction system maintenance and gas bottle storage

  • explain why insurers may ask for kitchen fire suppression systems in some catering risks and in simple terms how these systems work

Online Booking
This session will be held at the Council Chambers at Burgess Hill Town Council Offices and is scheduled to begin at 6.15pm sharp.

To reserve your place at this event, please click on the Book Now button below.

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

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