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September 05, 2019
Ed Reis
President, Sedgwick Repair Solutions
Damage from Dorian highlights key steps in the restoration and clean-up process

As we watched Hurricane Dorian wreak havoc on the Bahamas earlier this week, causing devastating damage and tragic losses, the need for emergency resources was abundantly clear. After bringing strong winds and heavy rain to Florida, the storm continu…

September 05, 2019 by Ed Reis, President, Sedgwick Repair Solutions
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August 16, 2019
Ian Gibbs
National Technical Manager, Sedgwick
Sedgwick helping to shape the future of UK flood resilience

In 2007, catastrophic flooding in the UK killed 13 people, saw 420,000 inhabitants left without drinking water and was estimated to have caused nearly £6 billion of damage. This disaster was the trigger for a number of insurance and government-led in…

August 16, 2019 by Ian Gibbs, National Technical Manager, Sedgwick
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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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May 24, 2019
Lauren Glover, Customer Care Manager for Sedgwick
Offering extra care to customers with dementia

I love solving problems. It’s a passion that I’m now thankful to be using as we pioneer a whole new approach to helping our most vulnerable customers at Sedgwick. I began my Sedgwick career with our team in Australia, and then joined the UK business…

May 24, 2019 by Lauren Glover, Customer Care Manager for Sedgwick
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May 08, 2019
Peter Wassell
Technical Director, Oriel Services
Reducing our impact amidst an environment and climate emergency

The 2nd of May, 2019 became a historic day for the UK, when Parliament approved a motion to declare an environment and climate emergency. This symbolic move recognises the need for urgent and serious changes in order to combat the climate crisis. Th…

May 08, 2019 by Peter Wassell, Technical Director, Oriel Services
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March 21, 2019
Dan Dyce, CPCU, RPA
Earthquake Claim Handling Consultant and Vale trainer, Sedgwick
Being prepared in the event of an earthquake

Spring will be here soon and there will be many articles published to prepare you for severe weather season. There is a debate between those who live in the path of storms and those who live in earthquake prone areas- which is worse? Do you want to h…

March 21, 2019 by Dan Dyce, CPCU, RPA , Earthquake Claim Handling Consultant and Vale trainer, Sedgwick
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November 21, 2018
Stuart Ryland
Sr Vice President Regional, West Region
California wildfires: What happens next?

Disasters are unfortunately becoming commonplace news stories. Many people are dealing with tragic losses in the wake of both man-made and natural disasters. The recent fires that have ravaged California are now among the most devastating in U.S. his…

November 21, 2018 by Stuart Ryland, Sr Vice President Regional, West Region
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October 12, 2018
Kim Krauss
SVP, Marketing and Communications
Undercover consumer

In what may be the closest I’ve ever come to an “Undercover Boss” moment in my life, I had a chance this week to experience Sedgwick’s property services on a personal level. The surge of hurricane activity in the state of Florida, most recently this …

October 12, 2018 by Kim Krauss, SVP, Marketing and Communications
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August 17, 2018
Kevin Williams
Head of Subsidence
Subsidence watch 2018

With locations around the world tracking record-setting temperatures and hazardous drought conditions persisting in places such as the Pacific Northwest, Scandinavia and parts of Australia, where the drought has been considered to be among the worst …

August 17, 2018 by Kevin Williams, Head of Subsidence
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January 04, 2018
Ed Reis
President, Vericlaim Repair Solutions, a Sedgwick company
Preventing frozen pipes during Winter Storm Grayson

You may need more than bread and milk on hand if the meteorological phenomenon known as Winter Storm Grayson turns out to be as intense as anticipated. The Weather Channel predicts that Grayson may bring the East Coast of the U.S. some of the heavies…

January 04, 2018 by Ed Reis, President, Vericlaim Repair Solutions, a Sedgwick company
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September 07, 2017
Ed Reis, President, Vericlaim Repair Solutions
Pre- and post-hurricane preparedness

As I write this blog, it is hard to believe that another catastrophic hurricane is approaching our shores. Like everyone else, I am still trying to grasp what happened in Texas with Hurricane Harvey.  I know all our hearts go out to those who …

September 07, 2017 by Ed Reis, President, Vericlaim Repair Solutions
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April 25, 2016
Mike McGee, ASE Senior Investigator, Investigative Locksmith, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
Taking a closer look when lightning strikes

According to the National Lightning Safety Institute, it is not uncommon for lightning to strike a vehicle, moving or parked. The effects of the strike vary from vehicle to vehicle depending on the circumstances related to the storm and vehicle typ…

April 25, 2016 by Mike McGee, ASE Senior Investigator, Investigative Locksmith, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
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January 29, 2016
Michael Arbour
CEO
Why you should have a business continuity plan

By now you have heard the term El Niño used so much you may be numb as to how it might impact your business in the coming months. The Weather Channel reports the strongest El Niño on record will continue to influence weather through March of this y…

January 29, 2016 by Michael Arbour, CEO
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March 05, 2015
Mario Rodriquez, Director National Technical Compliance
Protecting yourself in the event of a product recall

You have done all that you can. You have been diligent in your R&D, engineering, testing, manufacturing and quality control. Sales and Marketing are excited and ready. You have vetted instruction manuals and labels. You have even involved Legal. Yo…

March 05, 2015 by Mario Rodriquez, Director National Technical Compliance
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January 30, 2015
Mathew Cooper, Senior Investigator, Unified Investigations & Sciences
E-cigarettes: Emerging fire hazard?

As employers and individuals look for alternatives to smoking tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes is on the rise. Unified Investigations & Sciences, part of Sedgwick’s family of companies, recently took a closer look at the emerging risks associated wit…

January 30, 2015 by Mathew Cooper, Senior Investigator, Unified Investigations & Sciences
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