Fire Protection

Thursday, 24 September 2020
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Martin Loose, Insurance Risk Consultant

From public provision to fire alarms, sprinklers, fire suppression systems and much more

Whether you are new to property insurance or more experienced and looking to refresh your knowledge, join us for this free, one hour webinar. During the session, Martin Loose will look at the most common fire protection measures available to property owners including:

  • public fire fighting provision and how this has changed in recent years

  • the basic elements of fire alarms and minimum expectations around the installation of fire extinguishers, fire blankets and hose reels

  • sprinkler systems

  • the main types of fire suppression and spark detection/suppression systems

Martin will also discuss the benefits, limitations and insurers' attitudes to each of the above.

Online Booking

This event replaces the similar session scheduled for March 2020, which was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. If you would like to join us, please use our online booking system by clicking on the Book Now button below.

Please note that this webinar will be run using Zoom technology and you may need to install relevant software onto your device in order to follow the webinar.

Full login details will be emailed to delegates when they reserve their place.

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

  • explain UK public fire-fighting provision, how it has changed in recent years and its limitations

  • describe the types of water supplies available to fire-fighters

  • describe in simple terms the components of a sprinkler system and the key information that insurers need to know about a system

  • explain the basic elements of a fire detection and alarm system and property insurers’ attitudes to such systems

  • explain property insurers’ expectations regarding basic protection measures such as fire extinguishers, fire blankets and hose reels

  • list the common types of fire suppression and spark detection / suppression systems available and insurers’ attitudes to them

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.


CII Accredited

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

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