Blogs

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…

Guest Blog: Promoting positive mental health

By David Price, CEO of Health Assured.  Up until recently, the importance and relevance of promoting positive mental health at work have mostly gone unnoticed. According to research by Mentalhealth.org, around 1 in 6.8 people experience some degree of mental health problem in the workplace at any given time. Within the construction industry, male workers are…

Developing IoT trends and their benefits

The digital transformation of the modern world has been prevalent for many years, with the introduction of new technologies appearing all around us. The digital revolution has had a massive impact on business as a whole, with more and more industries embracing the digital shift from ‘conventional’ business operations – and the insurance industry is…

Guest blog: Quarterly Building Repair Cost Review 2019 and potential impacts on insurers

By Peter Wassell, Quantity Surveying Director, Sedgwick. A recent building repair costs review conducted by Sedgwick in the first quarter of 2019 provides an update on the current situation and takes a look at the issues that could potentially impact on insurers’ building repairs costs over the months ahead. The report highlights five main points…

How can we better support policyholders with subsidence claims?

The forecast of a long hot summer doesn’t quite have the same ring to it for those of us in the wider insurance industry. In contrast with the prospect of floods, comes the season of drought, and 2018 saw some parts of the UK encounter their driest months on record. With this comes subsidence surges,…