Statements of Fact

Thursday, 03 December 2020
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Martin Loose

The jargon explained

We are offering members and their guests two one hour CPD talks which will be given by Martin Loose, an independent consultant with over 30 years of commercial insurance experience, and will develop and build on delegates' knowledge of statements of fact and other controls used by property insurers.

They are a repeat of the seminars that Martin delivered in 2019 and will give members a chance to attend a webinar version of these very relevant sessions.

This first webinar takes place on Thursday 3 December 2020 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.

For details of the second event in this series, which takes place on Thursday 7 January 2021, please click here.

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

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

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