This first section is a basic overview of the industry and what to expect as loss control representative. It covers important topics such as insurance industry terminology, how to conduct inspections, identifying hazards, writing accurate reports, and life safety code.
This second lesson teaches you about all aspects of how buildings are put together and the six ISO construction types. Topics include roof design, roofing materials, roof construction, plumbing, HVAC, electrical systems, and building protection.
This final chapter involving commercial policies will show recruiters that you’re a qualified candidate. Topics include commercial kitchens, garages policies, manufacturing facilities, contractors liability, habitation exposures and more.
Loss Control Academy knows how to develop a successful and convenient online learning course! It's thorough, informative and entertaining with videos and handouts. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in, or starting out like myself, in loss control.Jeff Edgens, Ph. D. (Retired Academic Dean)
Loss Control Academy has been a valuable resource for enhancing my skills, knowledge, and professionalism. The courses offer valuable training experience with insightful information and a solid framework for delivering detailed reports. It's a great way to stay up-to-date with industry best practices and continuously improve my skill set.Chris Williams, Commercial Inspector
I liked that it was easy to navigate, understand and the content was very informative. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to expand their knowledge base and further their inspection career.Michael Morales, Home Inspector
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Our courses start with the basics of the insurance industry to help you understand construction types, roofing, building protection and life-safety.
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About the Authors
Erich began his career as an inspector then eventually started his own inspection company called Alpha Loss Control Services, Inc. He grew it for over 20 years into one of the leading inspection companies in the Southeast US then eventually sold the business.
During his time operating Alpha he hired and trained hundreds of inspectors then helped to develop custom software for managing the operations of the business. He’s passionate about loss control and enjoys helping to push the industry forward. Erich is responsible for developing the educational content at Loss Control Academy such as video scripts, quizzes and reference guides.
Alex started out in the industry working for Erich’s company as a part-time inspector while finishing college. He’s inspected thousands of commercial buildings and refined his skills by learning from the best in the industry.
He continued on for several years after Erich sold his business and eventually started a small inspection company of his own. Alex saw a need for consistent and high quality training in the industry which led to the initial creation of Loss Control Academy. He is responsible for managing the website infrastructure, course programming, marketing and business development.