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Introduction to property risk assessment - three day course


Insurers and brokers need operatives who can analyse and select risks to fit in with their own philosophy of risk. Many insurers who have failed to do this task efficiently have suffered accordingly. This course provides both a theoretical and practical insight into the assessment of risk and how a surveyor gathers the necessary information.


  • The need for risk assessment in commercial property business
  • The surveyor's job as a part of the underwriting function
  • Building construction and how it affects risk
  • Causes of fire and explosion
  • What items are likely to be set on fire first?
  • The fire hazards of specific trades
  • Methods of risk assessment and practical examples
  • Fire protection including sprinklers and practical demonstrations of fire fighting equipment
  • EML calculations
  • Understanding survey reports
  • A visit to a risk site with an assessment.

Learning outcomes

An intensive theoretical and practical insight into the property surveyor's job and risk assessment in this area.

Who should attend?

Underwriting and surveying staff in companies and brokers who need to assess risks.

Follow-on courses

CPD hours

Attendance of this course awards up to 18 CPD hours where you consider it relevant to your professional development needs.

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