Our Projects

RISCAuthority enables members to maintain a high degree of involvement and influence in the works undertaken by the only dedicated research and development body for the UK insurance industry.

Please see below our 2021 projects

For more information on any of our projects please email info@riscauthority.co.uk and reference the project title 


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November 27 2020

Taking forward the work completed in 2019, the Large-Loss database will be relaunched with a new upload site that additionally elicits flood loss data and incorporates improved field categories for describing business type, location of fire, and ignition sources. A new means of providing data for analysis via excel templates will also be made.  Motivation for this project include: A...MORE

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November 27 2020

This project seeks to reach out to the design and architectural sectors to raise awareness of the role they can play in increasing building and business resilience by direct lecturing, webinar, or public speaking. A total of 5 days will be made available by way of pilot study. The background to this project is that there is a lack of overall awareness of how construction design, building...MORE

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November 27 2020

This project seeks to work with a Building Information Modelling (BIM) software provider to demonstrate the potential of BIM in supporting insurance – Risk Control, Underwriting, Insurability etc. There is the potential for BIM to report and describe insurance relevant factors, such as resilience rating, during design and throughout the building’s life. This is not currently done...MORE

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November 27 2020

This project will provide general lobbying and support for the investigation of whether toxicity should be a consideration in building product selection in high risk buildings. Post Grenfell, there is considered a need to review the toxic threat posed by building products to occupants of buildings. It has always been considered that a room’s contents was all that contributed to an...MORE

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November 27 2020

A proposed study to investigate the benefits of putting in place reporting structures on behalf of insurers that may inform on emerging ‘white-goods’ fire risks. Following Grenfell, government has been tasked with improving horizon scanning for potential product recall of goods in the home that may cause fire. Following initial meetings, it is clear that insurers (and their...MORE

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