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November 30, 2022
Ward Arms - forensic electrical engineer, EFI Global and Wes Hansen - forensic electrical engineer, EFI Global
A new landscape: Electric vehicle charging stations

Electric vehicles (EVs) are a relatively new mode of transportation in mass production. Using electricity to propel themselves means a new infrastructure is gradually being put into place – one which few are familiar with. It’s important to explore f…

November 30, 2022 by Ward Arms - forensic electrical engineer, EFI Global and Wes Hansen - forensic electrical engineer, EFI Global
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November 04, 2022
John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global UK and Wayne Manton, principal forensic investigator, EFI Global
Severe European winter could cause a rise in property claims

Germans bracing for the cold winter are scrambling for heat alternatives. Many older apartments in Berlin still have century-old heating methods despite other buildings having switched to central heating. Burning wood can generate creosote, a toxic, …

November 04, 2022 by John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global UK and Wayne Manton, principal forensic investigator, EFI Global
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October 06, 2022
Diane Spinner
principal consultant fire services, EFI Global
Preventing workplace fires and keeping workers safe

A fire is the most common type of emergency for which small businesses must plan for. If your business exposures have not yet been carefully evaluated, now is the time. Every 30 seconds, a fire can double in size — causing everything in a room …

October 06, 2022 by Diane Spinner, principal consultant fire services, EFI Global
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August 05, 2022
Graham Plaister, agriculture director, UK and John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global, UK
UK heat concerns weigh heavily on farmers

This summer, the UK has already witnessed the devastating effects exceedingly hot temperatures can have. The July heat wave proved the extent to which we are often ill-equipped to deal with these types of weather extremes, and many farmers struggled …

August 05, 2022 by Graham Plaister, agriculture director, UK and John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global, UK
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June 28, 2022
Kendall Biggs
senior fire investigator, EFI Global
Wildfire resilience

The rate and devastating impact of wildfires continue to increase across the U.S. and around the world. What can organizations do to prepare and protect their employees, assets and infrastructure? In this podcast, we are joined by Kendall Biggs, seni…

June 28, 2022 by Kendall Biggs, senior fire investigator, EFI Global
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February 10, 2022
David Gear
director, head of major and complex loss (Scotland and Northern Ireland)
When the cladding crisis meets an insurance policy

Nearly five years after the Grenfell Tower fire in London, hundreds of thousands of homeowners and leaseholders are still living in potentially dangerous buildings. Billions have been invested in building safety, including government assistance and p…

February 10, 2022 by David Gear, director, head of major and complex loss (Scotland and Northern Ireland)
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May 21, 2021
Matthew Rodda
regional vice president, EFI Global
Safety and prevention measures are on the frontlines of managing wildfires

Each year, wildfires affect thousands of people and ravage millions of acres. What can begin as a small accidental fire due to human activity, equipment failure or a lightning strike can quickly grow out of control, threaten communities and towns in …

May 21, 2021 by Matthew Rodda, regional vice president, EFI Global
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April 16, 2021
Michel Honoré
directeur national vol fine art and factory, major and complex fine art and specie, Certifié EEA Vol FUEDI, Sedgwick France
Two years in review: Notre-Dame de Paris fire

Lisez ceci en français There are anniversaries that we do not always wish to celebrate. This is the case of the Notre-Dame de Paris fire. However, we cannot forget the exceptional mobilization of emergency services, nor the outpouring of internation…

April 16, 2021 by Michel Honoré, directeur national vol fine art and factory, major and complex fine art and specie, Certifié EEA Vol FUEDI, Sedgwick France
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April 16, 2021
Michel Honoré
directeur national vol fine art and factory, major and complex fine art and specie, Certifié EEA Vol FUEDI, Sedgwick France
Deux années passées en revue : Incendie de Notre-Dame de Paris

Read the English version Il y a des anniversaires que l’on ne souhaite pas toujours célébrer. Tel est le cas de l’incendie de Notre-Dame de Paris. Cependant, on ne peut oublier la mobilisation exceptionnelle des secours, ainsi que l’élan de générosi…

April 16, 2021 by Michel Honoré, directeur national vol fine art and factory, major and complex fine art and specie, Certifié EEA Vol FUEDI, Sedgwick France
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April 24, 2020
Steve Powell, EVP, Specialty Operations, Property Americas and Michael Hoffman, MSc, IAAI-CFI, Sr. Principal Fire Scientist, EFI Global, a Sedgwick company
Fire dangers and fraud – an unexpected impact of COVID-19

Compared to a few months ago, more people are staying at home. More people are cooking at home. More people are unemployed. More people are in economic stress. Because of these circumstances, people are faced with new challenges – and more kitchens a…

April 24, 2020 by Steve Powell, EVP, Specialty Operations, Property Americas and Michael Hoffman, MSc, IAAI-CFI, Sr. Principal Fire Scientist, EFI Global, a Sedgwick company
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December 06, 2019
Rodney Milford
Partner, Forensic advisory services, Sedgwick Australia
Early bushfire season strikes Australia – what this means for businesses

In November, Australia experienced one of its worst series of bushfire events – with bushfires occurring concurrently across multiple states. At present in December, many of these fires are still burning and spreading to other regions. Of concern is …

December 06, 2019 by Rodney Milford, Partner, Forensic advisory services, Sedgwick Australia
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July 26, 2019
Carlos Mantecas
MSc Forestry, Sedgwick Spain
European heat wave compounds wildfire danger

Less than one month after an historic heat wave gripped more than half of Europe, another far-reaching heat wave is leaving a lasting effect on many of the same locations this week, with at least 12 countries reaching record-setting temperatures. The…

July 26, 2019 by Carlos Mantecas, MSc Forestry, Sedgwick Spain
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April 19, 2019
Michel Honoré
Director, Fine Art, Sedgwick France
Evacuation plan saved most of Notre-Dame's treasures: insurance adjuster

(Reuters) - Some 90% of the priceless relics and art works housed within the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral were saved from Monday’s devastating fire as contingency plans to evacuate the treasures worked, a leading insurance adjuster said on Wednesday…

April 19, 2019 by Michel Honoré, Director, Fine Art, Sedgwick France
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May 15, 2018
David Repinski
Global Development Officer, Sedgwick
Volcanos, earthquakes, fires and floods – how are we preparing for CATs in 2018?

The 2018 CAT season has started with a vengeance. Already, we are seeing damage from flooding, earthquakes and a volcano in Hawaii. On top of that, hurricane season will soon be underway, the potential increases for droughts and related fires, and we…

May 15, 2018 by David Repinski, Global Development Officer, Sedgwick
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December 14, 2017
Ron Langstaff, M.S., P.E
Forensic Engineer, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
Keep your holiday tree safe and bright

Beautiful, twinkling lights and the pine scent of a real holiday tree can be part of a cherished tradition that makes the season bright and festive for many. However, all too easily, the tree that may be decorating your living room can turn into a …

December 14, 2017 by Ron Langstaff, M.S., P.E, Forensic Engineer, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
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