New Year aims: cutting construction claims

A significant piece of work for us this year is going to be working with the insurance industry to cut damage claims for construction sites.

The CIPHE is representing the industry on the Construction Insurance Risk Engineers Group in publishing best practice guidance on The Avoidance of Escape of Water on Construction Sites.

Annual insurance company pay-outs in respect of Escape of Water claims totals £1.6bn.

Quality of workmanship and installation is acknowledged as being a key contributory factor so the CIPHE is pushing very hard for this to be another route towards the recognition of a qualified and competent workforce.

The CIPHE sees a common interest here with those of our Industrial Associate members who are often investing increasing sums to support post-installation issues. There’s a big win here for us if we get it right – and you can help by getting involved in our campaign work.

This article first appeared in the Jan/Feb 2020 issue of P&H Engineering, the magazine for members of the CIPHE. Find out how to join here.

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