The first chapter covers important topics related to loss control and insurance industry terminology, including conducting site inspections, identifying hazards, and writing accurate reports. The videos explain key terms such as Named Insured, Additional Insured, Policy Limits, and Business Interruption Insurance, and highlight the importance of meeting requirements in the Life Safety Code for means of egress, emergency lights, fire alarm systems, and fire sprinkler systems. Finally, the course provide tips for including key information in each of the four COPE areas: Construction, Occupancy, Protection, and Exposures to help underwriters evaluate risk.
The construction chapter covers various topics related to property inspections for insurance purposes starting with the six ISO construction classes and the factors that determine the building classification. Topics include roof design, roofing materials, roof construction, building protection, plumbing systems, electrical systems, HVAC systems as well as building systems and protection measures to prevent damages from fire, weather events, and intrusion.
The commercial section teaches items related to loss control and risk management for commercial policies. Topics covered include designing and maintaining commercial kitchens, contractor’s liability insurance, evaluating residential properties for hazardous conditions and deficiencies, and ensuring safety in swimming pools, hot tubs, and clubhouses. Additionally, the video discusses evaluating common areas in rental and condominium communities for potential safety hazards, such as maintenance facilities, entry gates, playgrounds, gyms, and waterfronts. Overall, the series emphasizes the importance of identifying and addressing potential hazards to prevent accidents or losses.