Forensic Investigation of Major Fire Losses

Thursday, 25 November 2021
11:00 am – 12:00 pm (UK time)
    • Ian Major, Regional Manager, Hawkins

The Insurance Institute of Sussex is pleased to invite members and their guests to this free one hour webinar presented by Ian Major, Regional Manager, Hawkins.

Using case studies focused on major fire losses, this webinar will provide an insight into the process of forensic investigation and how the findings can assist insurers, loss adjusters, lawyers and the courts in making decisions regarding recovery or repudiation. For each case, you will hear how the evidence was obtained and the outcome that the investigation led to.

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This webinar will be run using Microsoft Teams and joining instructions will be provided to those who register to attend.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this webinar, delegates will be able to:

  • understand the stages of forensic investigation for major fires

  • know the importance of witness evidence and physical evidence in enabling recovery from a third party or repudiation of a claim

  • recognise the need for well-managed demolition and site clearance in the context of preserving evidence

  • appreciate the value of detailed laboratory examinations

About our Speaker
Following a career in the design and construction of infrastructure projects, Ian joined Hawkins in 2010 and has since investigated the cause of over 550 fires and over 200 incidents relating to failures in the built environment. Since 2017, Ian has been the Regional Manager of Hawkins’ Reigate office, leading a multi-disciplinary team of around 18 forensic investigators.

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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.

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