Blogs

Lobbying on behalf of the industry

Following our COVID-19 statement, the BDMA are also currently lobbying on behalf of the industry to MPs to ask for Property Damage Restoration Technicians to be listed as key workers. We provide an essential service to people in a time of absolute desperation and crisis and would like to continue to support them in this,…

Supporting members with our e-Learning courses

As many of you are at home and self-isolating, the BDMA are offering some of their eLearning courses for free or with significant discounts for a limited period.   These include: – The BDMA Certificate in Site Health & Safety – Free of charge to all Claims Practitioners, Technicians and Senior Technicians. – Damage Management Training & Reference – Reduced to £25 + VAT (50% off) for Associate Members….

COVID-19 Update

Following Public Health England and government advice, we want to assure you that the BDMA and its members are taking every precaution necessary in relation to COVID-19. Some of the measures being implemented by BDMA members now are: – Implementing social distancing in line with current advice – Providing necessary supplies including personal protective equipment…

Challenging Insurance Fraud in 2019

It seems that 2019 was a momentous year for challenging insurance fraud. The government announced plans to fund an AI project designed to tackle fraudulent claims1 and major insurers such as Aviva have revealed an increase in fraud detection levels. 

The benefits of becoming an annual BDMA sponsor

Here at the BDMA, we offer many sponsorship opportunities aimed at a wide range of organisations. There are three annual sponsorship packages available; Bronze, Silver and Gold, and they all carry a range of significant benefits. Whether you are a damage management, insurance company, loss adjuster, a specialist restorer or an organisation in an associated…

Championing your own learning with the BDMA e-Academy

The damage management and wider insurance industry is in constant progression thanks to technological advancements. Ensuring professionals are continuously educated to evolve with these industry developments is crucial. Upskilling the industry is hugely beneficial and prioritising your individual learning is essential. The BDMA e-Academy can help you do just that. Here we take a look…

Wainfleet Flooding – June 2019

On the 12th June 2019, more than 590 homes in Wainfleet and the surrounding area were evacuated following heavy rain which led to the River Steeping bursting its banks. In this drone video, Crawford and Company shows the extent of the flood water to hit the community. Just one example of the footage that drone…

Guest Blog: Q&A with Jon Cawley, NFU Mutual

With Jon Cawley, Head of Claims, NFU Mutual   1) What current industry trends are dominating your sector right now? There has certainly been a development in the insurance space’s use of digital technology. We must embrace this as it is shaping the future of how we treat customers and how claims are managed. This development…

Preparing policyholders for a fire incident

In recent years, several devastating fire incidents in the UK have been documented and fire safety has become a bigger talking point in the industry. However, there is still arguably a lack of preparation for policyholders in regards to the fire risks that they face in daily life and how they can prepare for them….

Training Insight: The Correct Use & Interpretation of Moisture Meters

Here at the BDMA, we’ve recently introduced a new training course to our training catalogue – ‘The Correct Use & Interpretation of Moisture Meters’. The new course is open to individuals (BDMA members and non-members) working in the damage management industry, who are looking to improve their knowledge of moisture meters and readings. The instructor-led…