Ecclesiastical Heritage Insights guide will help organisations manage their risks

07 February 2019

Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical has released a new guide to help heritage organisations tackle the risks facing the sector.

Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Insight guide provides best practice and guidance to help address the top concerns facing heritage organisations including asset protection, health and safety, business continuity, maintenance, funding, engaging the next generation, data protection and cyber-risks, and managing reputational risks.  
The guide is the latest in a series of sector insights from Ecclesiastical, combining independent research with specialist guidance from the insurer’s expert risk management team.  
Research undertaken by the insurer identified the impact of a major fire incident as the biggest concern for heritage organisations, with the cost of building maintenance and repairs and health and safety completing the top three. Other key concerns raised are reputational damage, security of assets and the impact of a major weather incident. 
Ecclesiastical is encouraging people in the heritage sector to consider how best to protect their organisations.
Faith Kitchen, heritage director for Ecclesiastical, commented: “As the UK’s leading insurer of Grade I listed properties in the UK and with over 130 years’ experience, we believe our knowledge and insight into the management of issues that are impacting the sector can be of real value to heritage organisations.  We hope that the Ecclesiastical Heritage Insights guide will encourage people to think about the risks they currently face and that it will kick start the conversation about how best to protect their organisations for the future.” 
A copy of the Ecclesiastical Heritage Insight guide is available to download here.