GIRI/Zurich workshop: avoiding damage caused by construction fires

Location: Online

Date: Thursday 14th January 2021

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cost: Free (Open to GIRI members and industry professionals)

The fourth in our series of 'insurance insight' events hosted with Zurich Insurance focuses on avoiding damage from construction fires.

Over the last few years there has been a notable increase in the number of fires significantly affecting construction projects, in particular projects involving refurbishment of listed buildings. 

The aim of this session is to:

  • Give an overview of Zurich's experiences of recent significant losses
  • Reinforce industry best practice; and
  • Identify further mitigation measures to reduce the risks such as
    • Strengthening hot work permit procedures;
    • Improved training; and
    • New technology

Speakers include:

Robert Innes (Senior Risk Engineer – Zurich)

Matthew Porter (Executive Claims Adjuster – Zurich)


The webinar will run from 14.00 to 15:30 starting with a 30-minute presentation followed by a Q&A and discussion session.

To register please email

Deadline for registration is midday on Wednesday 13th January. Joining instructions will be sent out the day before the event.

Catch up with recordings of the last two events on our YouTube channel.

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