Risk Survey Skills for non-Surveyors - Intermediate - Searchlight Insurance Training

Risk Survey Skills for non-Surveyors – Intermediate

This interactive workshop on risk surveying is designed for non–surveyors and covers the issues considered in risk assessment and the options available to control and reduce risk. It is ideal for those who have some experience in handling or placing Commercial Insurance but who are looking to build their knowledge of risk assessment and control.

The workshop provides a structured overview of the subject which will be tailored on the day to the particular needs and interests of delegates

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 1 day(s) CII CPD Hours: 6


•Demonstrate an understanding of why and how surveys are carried out

•Demonstrate an understanding of how surveyors assess risk and the issues they consider in controlling it

•Explain the role of surveys in the risk management and underwriting processes

•Explain the value of disaster recovery planning and how the process should be undertaken

•Display a better understanding of the content of survey reports


•Why surveys are carried out and the types of report which are produced

•The survey process -preparation, visit and follow-up

•Assessment features -property, business interruption, security, liability and motor fleet

•Environmental issues, construction, process and materials, services and maintenance, security, health and safety, COSHH and relevant legislation

•Risk management -the process, the options and the difference between risk requirements and recommendations

•Risk improvements including alarms, sprinklers and security measures

•How the underwriter uses the survey to assess the risk, calculate potential exposure (EML/MPL) and apply terms

•Disaster recovery planning -what it is, why it’s done and how should it be done for maximum benefit

•Interpretation of survey reports