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November 21, 2019

RiskSTOP Risk Management Consultant Nicola Seneviratne offers 19 risk management tips to help keep the property claims away this winter… 

Yes ‘winter is coming’ and according to some it’s not looking good. And no, I’m not talking about the thought of yet another General Election looming and casting a vote in the cold and dark! 

Meteorologists at Exacta Weather are predicting the c...

August 7, 2019

RiskSTOP Director Trevor Smith questions whether lessons have been learned from Grenfell…

With the benefit of hindsight! It’s a phrase that by its very definition only ever crops up after an event. Now, over two years on from Grenfell, questions are still being asked about why a residential tower in West London, where 72 people died in a fire, could possibly have been clad in a materi...

June 5, 2019

If, as has been hinted at by investigators, the recent Notre Dame fire was the result of hot work as part of a restoration programme, it will not be the first time a fire of this kind has severely damaged or destroyed an iconic building.

A blaze at the famous Mandarin Hotel in London last year, close to Harrods, took almost 6 hours to extinguish. It was reported to have been undergoin...

March 8, 2019

Underwriters and brokers are being advised to watch out for risks associated with stockpiling by commercial policyholders as Britain approaches (or perhaps doesn’t) its Brexit deadline day.

Fear and uncertainty over what might happen on 29th March has led to some businesses that rely on imported goods already initiating their Brexit contingency plans and bringing more stock and parts...

February 13, 2019

Having rapidly taken the lead in the property insurance valuation market, RebuildCostASSESSMENT.com is now investing in the talent of the future.

Although our high-tech and innovative approach has helped us become market leaders, RebuildCostASSESSMENT.com has also identified a significant skills shortage where a strong combination of surveying, real estate, customer relations and data...

January 3, 2019

Scott Brown Risk Management Surveyors (SBRMS) and RebuildCostASSESSMENT.com have announced they are to streamline operations from 1 February 2019.

The move will mean that all High Net Worth Risk Management Surveys and Desktop Valuations will be provided by RebuildCostASSESSMENT.com, a business jointly owned by SBRMS and RiskSTOP Group (RSG). 

In just two years, RebuildCostASSESSMENT.co...

October 22, 2018

RiskSTOP Surveys Ltd has produced a new guide for underwriters and brokers, to help them support commercial policyholders and clients in preparing a flood plan.

Data from the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) has recently revealed that globally, the number of floods and other hydrological events has quadrupled since 1980 and doubled since 2004.

In the UK, the floods...

July 9, 2018

A simple challenge for underwriters and brokers around the combustibility of a range of different types of composite panels has highlighted the complexity of modern methods of construction.

As part of a UK roadshow organised by Covea recently, David Reynolds, RiskSTOP’s Head of Risk Engineering and Surveys, asked insurance brokers and underwriters to put nine different types of panel...

March 27, 2018

With just 2 months to go until the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadline of 25th May 2018, I thought I might touch on an interesting aspect of GDPR - that of ‘demonstrating compliance’.

Now to be clear, we're not talking about the 7th Principle of GDPR here, which is all about accountability and liability and focuses on organisations being able to demonstrat...

March 8, 2018

RiskSTOP’s Head of Risk Engineering and Surveys, David Reynolds, explores the greening of our cities and offers a checklist for insurers and brokers to help them prepare for what’s to come…

Sustainability is driving future cityscapes that are significantly green. Architects are increasingly incorporating trees into their conceptual representations of our future living and wo...

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