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Preferred suppliers

The effective management of risk involves understanding, assessing and addressing risk to make sure we achieve our objectives.

As a result of assessing the risks to which your organisation is exposed, you (possibly working in conjunction with our Risk Management specialists) will have identified relevant improvement measures necessary to address unacceptable risks. 

To help our customers avoid or mitigate the risks to which their organisations are exposed, we have partnered with market leading specialists in the development of our Preferred Supplier network.

These suppliers offer a range of risk improvement products and services to help address some of the more common risks that our customers face and that our own team of Risk Management specialists frequently identify during their site assessments.

You will need to contact the relevant supplier directly to discuss your own specific requirements and to arrange a quote. Whilst you need to organise and pay for these services directly, Ecclesiastical has negotiated preferential rates for our customers as part of this facility, so please ensure you follow the links below.

  • Water leak detection and prevention systems

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    Leaksafe  

    Leaksafe

    Burst pipes and leaks cost the insurance industry over £912 million in 2015, second only to fire damage claims. However, this figure doesn’t include the cost borne by policyholders, nor account for the disruption and distress that can be caused by escape of water.

    Leaksafe specialise in the supply of water leak detection and prevention systems. We work with insurers, private property owners and other organisations to minimise the risk associated with water leaks and burst pipes.

    The benefits of shutting off the incoming water supply from a burst pipe are obvious, but the majority of water damage claims actually come not from ‘catastrophic’ incidents but from smaller leaks that run undetected and which soak into the fabric and structure of the building.  By the time they become evident, significant damage can have taken place. This can result in business interruption, loss of revenues and increase in excess and insurance premiums.

    Leaksafe’s WaterSwitch2 is a suite of modular flexible leak detection and leak prevention systems that can protect against both catastrophic and low level leaks and are designed to protect any type of property. They are easy to install and are insurer approved.

    Leaksafe survey and report service

    Leaksafe will survey your property, identify risk areas, take into account any previous incidents and insurance underwriting conditions and then issue a report which includes options and costs.

    Contact Leaksafe

    Tel: 0344 848 0488
    Email:info@leaksafe.com

    Visit the Leaksafe website

  • Vacant property management

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    VPS

    VPS are trusted specialists in securing, maintaining and managing vacant and occupied property across a wide range of customer and industry sectors. We provide risk management and security solutions on vacant property and construction sites, as well as ongoing occupied property maintenance including glazing, locks and doors. Our services can help achieve insurance compliance while a property is unoccupied or under construction.

    Our extensive range of services provide customers with the peace of mind that their empty property is safe and secure and, most importantly, that the value of the property is retained.

    Why use the VPS service?

    • Unique security packages for Ecclesiastical clients, designed in partnership with Ecclesiastical

    • Provides compliance with insurers’ vacant property and security guidelines based on a number of key requirements, including:

    - Letterbox seal - build-up of mail is a vital clue the property is vacant
    - Internal and external property inspections
    - Utility drain down and shut down
    - Removal of all combustible materials

    • Improved risk profile

    • Access to a nationwide infrastructure of VPS service centres, allowing for exceptional speed of response

    • Tried and tested range of solutions developed at the VPS Innovations centre

    With proven service quality and over 20 years of experience and expertise VPS are the market leaders in solving vacant property issues and providing cost effective solutions.

    Visit VPS website

  • Kitchen fire suppression systems

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    Global  

    Global Fire & Security Systems 

    Commercial kitchen fires are highly destructive and the potential loss to both property and life can be disastrous. Conventional portable extinguishers and fire blankets require operatives to be present and trained, but also to put themselves at risk.

    Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems offer a robust solution through a liquid wet chemical agent stored in stainless steel tanks and enclosures adjacent to the kitchen extract canopy.

    Fixed pipe work and discharge nozzles are installed above each hazard appliance, behind the grease filters and into the extract ductwork.

    The detection system is set well above the working temperature of the kitchen but responds rapidly in the event of a serious fire to automatically discharge the wet chemical agent from all nozzles. The system can also be manually activated. The chemical agent rapidly reacts with the heat and cooking grease to produce a foam layer starving the fire of oxygen, preventing a fire re-flash. The low pH agent remains liquid where it comes into contact with appliances that are not on fire.

    The wet chemical agent can be easily and safely removed following activation, kitchens can be cleaned, and trade can continue.  In contrast, it can take 12-18 months to rebuild restaurants without fire suppression systems.

    Global are Europe's largest and most experienced kitchen fire suppression installers and have a nationwide team with full UK coverage and a proven response time of 4 hours from call out.

    Visit Global Fire & Security Systems website

  • Electrical inspections

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    HSB Engineering Insurance Limited

    Employers and the self-employed are bound by the requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (EAW), made under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to maintain all electrical systems and apparatus and to provide proof they have done so.

    Landlords have further obligations under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 to ensure that goods are checked before the tenant takes them over.

    Ensuring your electrical installation complies

    Installations which conform to BS7671 (Requirements for Electrical Installations) are regarded by the Health & Safety Executive as likely to achieve conformity with EAW; this includes periodic inspection. BS7671 provides guidance of a maximum 3-5 year period between inspection and testing for most installations (this varies depending on the installation).

    Why choose HSB?

    HSB Engineering Insurance Services Ltd (HSB) is a leading specialist provider of engineering inspection services in the UK and Ireland. Their services are formally accredited by UKAS to the international standards ISO/IEC 17020. HSB offer Ecclesiastical clients preferential rates for electrical inspection services.

    Inspection reports include, within agreed limitations, observations and recommendations, schedules of test results on all circuits and an assessment of the condition of the installation.

    Drawing on HSB’s vast expertise, gained from over 150 years of technical risk knowledge and experience, their network of competent, technically-experienced Engineer Surveyors are ’Competent Persons’ under BS7671. Operating independently of installation and maintenance parties, they can provide impartial reports to identify electrical risks and priortise any necessary repairs.

    Visit HSB Engineering Insurance website

  • Forensic property marking system

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    SmartWater logo  

    SmartWater

    SmartWater® offers a unique combination of a brand that is feared by criminals and revolutionary forensic technology that provides robust traceability to your valuables and assets. SmartWater’s forensic traceable liquid assigns your assets with their own unique forensic code, allowing them to be traced back to you and criminals back to the crime. The liquid is near invisible under normal light, but glows bright yellow/green under UV light, making it easily identifiable by the police. Furthermore, each application is guaranteed for a minimum of five years (even when used outdoors) and is virtually impossible to remove.

    Criminals hate traceability because it increases their accountability and thus the risk of that they will be implicated in a crime. Because the police regularly check for SmartWater on recovered stolen property and actively raise awareness of it, SmartWater is well known and feared by criminals. With hundreds of convictions and an impressive conviction rate in court, criminals are aware of our power to place them at the crime and secure a conviction. 

    By displaying the SmartWater logo you send out a powerful warning to any would-be thieves, so when they see SmartWater deterrent signage, they are more likely to stay away. 

    Contact SmartWater

    SmartWater is available at preferential rates for Ecclesiastical policyholders. To place an order:

    Tel: 0333 320 7797 (Monday to Thursday - 9.00am to 5.30pm and Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm)
    Email: customerservices@smartwater.com.

    Before you call, please make sure you have your insurance policy number to hand.

    Visit the SmartWater website

  • Safe installation

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    Insafe  

    Insafe

    Insafe’s Private Client Service for Ecclesiastical clients means certified and guaranteed insurance approved protection.

    Better Safe

    Insafe is a preferred supplier to Ecclesiastical Insurance. Exclusive to customers referred by Ecclesiastical, our Private Client Service is designed to give you the very best. The best security, the best products and the best service. And the best price. Guaranteed.

    All of our safes are approved by the AiS, The Association of Insurance Surveyors, a respected body of risk control experts working in the UK insurance market. Only safes that have been fully tested and certified by independent testing houses will gain an AiS certificate.

    UK Delivery, Installation and 24 Hour Service

    Our installation teams, equipped with specialist vehicles, cranes and equipment install all grades, sizes and weights of safe to any UK and European location, anywhere within your premises.

    Rest assured, you’re safe with us.

    Visit Insafe website

  • Fine art and antique valuations

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    Gurr Johns

    Established in 1914, Gurr Johns has been conducting independent specialist valuations for over a century. Gurr Johns provides values of fine art, jewellery and household contents for insurance purposes. Values can also be provided for current market, capital taxes, family division and probate purposes.
     
    Gurr Johns’ fees are calculated according to time taken rather than by any percentage of value.
     
    A Gurr Johns valuation is a comprehensive document which identifies items according to location and category, and provides detailed descriptions and images of every item valued.
     
    Gurr Johns’ insurance valuations are accepted throughout the industry. They ensure accurate identification and replacement costs of any item lost or damaged, enabling the speedy settlement of any claim.
     
    Gurr Johns’ innovative and low cost annual updating service extends the life of a valuation and ensures clients are neither over or under-insured.
     
    The custom-designed Gurr Johns Art Collection Management System is a sophisticated software package which enables collectors and curators to easily and effectively collate and view the details of their collections, to which annual updates can be applied.

    Contact Gurr Johns

    For further information on Gurr Johns’ valuation and other services, please visit their website or telephone +44 (0)20 7839 4747
     
    Anne-Marie Shaw, Valuations Manager, may be contacted on amshaw@gurrjohns.com.
  • Jewellery and watch valuations

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    Mappin & Webb

    Mappin & Webb is a true British treasure with over 241 years of tradition and historical significance in the world of silver and jewellery. Since 1775 the company has been renowned for combining timeless craftsmanship with superior quality and contemporary design. Mappin & Webb's relationship with the Monarchy began in the late 19th Century and was formalised when Her Majesty Queen Victoria first granted a Royal Warrant to Mappin & Webb as silversmiths, in 1897. Mappin & Webb has held a Royal Warrant as Silversmiths to each of the five subsequent sovereigns. Today the brand holds a Royal Warrant as Jewellers, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths to Her Majesty The Queen and as Silversmiths to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

    It is important to have jewellery and watches valued regularly due to increases in the price of gemstones and precious metals, to ensure they are fully covered in the event of theft, loss or damage. Mappin & Webb are delighted to be partnered with Ecclesiastical Insurance enabling us to offer valuations solutions at favourable rates.

    Jewellery and watches can be assessed in the comfort of your own home by Lynn Tones. Lynn has been a Registered Valuer since 1988 and a Fellow of the NAJ since 2014. Alternatively, valuations for up to five items can be arranged through the Mappin & Webb showrooms or sent directly to the office via our fully insured postal packages.

    Please contact Mappin & Webb on 0116 282 1894 or valuations@hallmarkclaims.co.uk for more information.

  • Professional key holding and alarm response

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    The Key Holding Company Ltd

    The Keyholding Company Ltd is the leading provider of professional key holding and alarm response services for residential properties, with over 18 years’ of experience protecting our clients’ homes and families.

    Our trained and licensed Security Officers are on call, day and night, to respond to your emergencies.

    Whether you have a monitored intruder alarm system which requires a dedicated keyholding response, need someone to provide access in emergency, or simply want a set of keys to be held securely for other reasons, we are uniquely placed to provide these services for you and your family.

    By listing us as your primary keyholders, you need never again inconvenience or potentially put at risk your neighbours, colleagues, family or friends. We respond so that you, or others, never have to.

    Terms and conditions 

    Offer available to new customers only and valid until 31 March 2018. When contacting us please quote TST17 to qualify for the offer. Please contact us for full Terms and Conditions.

    Tel: 0870 770 6880
    Visit The Key Holding Company Ltd website

  • Asbestos management

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    santia  

    What is asbestos?

    Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material which if inhaled can cause serious diseases. It can be found in any building constructed before the year 2000, including churches and may also be present in heating systems, flooring or ceiling tiles, pipe organs, organ blower boxes, roofing materials and so on. 

    Why is there a legal duty to manage asbestos?

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimate that asbestos-related diseases cause more than 5,000 deaths every year in the UK.  That’s why the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 place a legal duty to manage asbestos safely on ‘dutyholders’ with the aim of preventing the risk of asbestos exposure.

    Am I a dutyholder?

    Persons who are owners or responsible for the maintenance or repair of non-domestic premises (including church buildings) are dutyholders under the Regulations and must manage asbestos safely.

    How do I comply?

    • The dutyholder must take reasonable steps to Find out if asbestos is present and assess the risk

    • Prepare a plan that sets out how the risks will be managed

    • Provide information on the location and condition of the materials to anyone who is liable to work on or disturb them.

    How can Santia help?

    Santia Asbestos Management Ltd provides a fully comprehensive range of specialist services to help dutyholders manage asbestos. Our services include UKAS accredited asbestos surveys, analysis and monitoring, training, consultancy and managing asbestos removal.

    You can find out more about asbestos management from the Health and Safety Executive website.

    Visit Santia website 

  • Roof alarms

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    Ecclesiastical  

    Ecclesiastical has campaigned relentlessly to help reduce metal theft. We believe roof alarms provide the best deterrent to metal thieves and our own claims experience has proven this to be the case.

    Benefits of a roof alarm system

    • Highly effective at deterring metal theft

    • Specifically set up to detect and deter intruders before any damage is caused

    • Designed to be virtually invisible and reversible

    • Able to cover large roof areas cost effectively

    • Perfect for buildings in remote or rural locations - if the security system is activated, a planned response based on your specific instructions is carried out.

    Ecclesiastical maintains a list of approved suppliers who meet our stringent security requirements – call 0345 777 3322 for more information.

  • Business Continuity Planning

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    ROBUST  

    Research shows that those organisations that have a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in place are much better placed to recover from an incident that threatens its survival compared with those that don’t. We recommend that you consider preparing a BCP to assist you in recovering your business should disaster strike.

    A free to download software package called ROBUST is available from RISCAuthority and is a comprehensive toolkit with all the details of how to complete the plan. It can be used in the event of a fire, flood, storm, theft, power cut, pandemic etc.

    The ROBUST software is designed with logical workflow which is easily recognisable within company structures, provides feedback on quality and completeness and provides output in a format suitable for insertion into other company documentation and comes with all the necessary training to develop the plan.

    Find out more about the ROBUST software package.

  • Ecclesiastical, Business and Property Protection Portal

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    RISCAuthority  

    The RISCAuthority is an annually funded research facility supported by a significant group of UK insurers, including Ecclesiastical. It conducts research in support of the development and dissemination of best practice on the subject of property protection and organisational resilience.

    The RISCAuthority have developed a ‘Business and Property Protection Portal’ on behalf of insurers, utilising big data and relevant statistical sources to support customer self risk assessment.

    This Ecclesiastical, Business and Property Protection Portal is powered by RISCAuthority’s extensive insurance and geographical data toolkits and is designed to intelligently deliver guidance and advice against risks known to be statistically relevant features of the selected business or geographical location.

    The portal provides customers with access to state-of-the-art targeted risk management advice reflecting both the nature of their business and its geographical location. Customers can produce tailored risk reports which can be reviewed alongside Ecclesiastical’s own Risk Management guidance material.

    Access the portal

Ecclesiastical Insurance Group plc (EIG) Reg No 1718196. Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc (EIO) Reg No 24869. Ecclesiastical Life Ltd (ELL) Reg No 243111. Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services Ltd (EFAS) Reg No 2046087. Ecclesiastical Underwriting Management Ltd (EUML) Reg No 2368571. E.I.O. Trustees Ltd Reg No 941199. EdenTree Investment Management Ltd (EIM) Reg No 2519319. All companies are registered in England at Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester GL1 1JZ. EIO and ELL are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 113848 (EIO) and 110318 (ELL). EFAS and EIM are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 126123 (EFAS) and 527473 (EIM). EUML is an appointed representative of EIO who is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 402228.