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Insurance Surveyor

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Insurance Surveyor
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€25 - 90
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Entrants: 25 - 35
Established: 35 - 65
Senior Underwriters: 30 - 90
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Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Surveys a building or structure to assess its insurance risks and recommends safety precautions.


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Insurance Surveyors  survey a building or structure to assess its insurance risks and recommend safety precautions.

They provide insurance underwriters with reports on the improvements that could be made to reduce risk or advice as to whether insurance should be offered at all. These reports form the basis for the terms and conditions of an insurance policy.

Most insurance surveyors work for insurance companies, providing underwriters with detailed technical reports on the risks involved in a particular request for insurance cover. 
 
A surveyor's report outlines any aspects that may affect the insurance premium charged by an underwriter. A surveyor's report may also suggest ways in which risks can be minimised and unsatisfactory factors improved. This could involve installing smoke detectors and sprinkler systems in case of fire, and burglar alarms in case of theft.  
 
The insurance surveyor recommends whether insurers should accept any risk and offer insurance cover, and whether any conditions should be attached to that cover. Surveyors can specialise in different areas, for example engineering or liability.


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As an insurance surveyor you'll need good information gathering and report writing skills. You need a methodical approach to work and a high level of technical expertise. You need to be observant, pay attention to detail, be safety conscious and possess an investigating ability. Technical knowledge and an ability to work on your own are also required.


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Insurance surveyors are often appointed from the ranks of experienced insurance staff that have developed an interest in this field.

Part-time study for the Associateship of the Chartered Insurance Institute examination is possible. The Institute of Risk Management also offers training. The Chartered Insurance Institute offers Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diplomas in Insurance.  
 
Employers also recruit graduates, particularly if your degree is in science or engineering. There are a number of degrees and postgraduate courses in risk management available.

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Go..Insurance Risk Surveyor - from: N.C.S. [UK]

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Organisation: Insurance Institute of Ireland
Address: Insurance House, 39 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 677 2582
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