Property Insurance - Statements of Fact - the jargon explained

Burgess Hill Town Council Offices
Wednesday, 24 April 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.

The first seminar takes place on Wednesday 24 April 2019 and will give attendees a good understanding of the key terminology used by property insurers in their statements of fact and look at insurers' concerns regarding these issues.

Aimed mainly at those who are relatively inexperienced in property insurance, it will also provide a good refresher for those with more experience.

The second seminar will extend the knowledge already gained and takes place on Tuesday 21 May 2019.

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

  • demonstrate an understanding of common construction terminology including “standard construction”, “non- combustible”, “timber framed” and “Composite Panels”

  • identify some common building materials and state whether they are combustible or non-combustible

  • explain what the IEE/IET Regulations are and show a basic understanding of electrical inspection requirements

  • describe the property insurance issues associated with portable heaters, recharging of forklift truck batteries, listed buildings, flat roofs and flammable substances

  • explain what insurers’ normal expectations would be regarding basic fire protection measures including fire extinguishers

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