Zurich’s affiliation with the Institution of Fire Engineers helping protect its customers

Zurich is the first UK general insurance company to have affiliated organisation membership with the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) demonstrating its Risk Engineers experience, expertise and competence.

The IFE is the international organisation for fire professionals. It assesses knowledge of fire and professional experience, awards internationally recognised membership grades and fire-related qualifications and registers suitably qualified IFE members as Chartered Engineers (CEng), Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and Engineering Technicians (Eng Tech) through its Engineering Council.

The membership with the IFE means that Zurich’s engineers are trained to the highest standard – one that’s recognised internationally – and they keep abreast of developing technologies, using this knowledge to help protect customers.

Zurich is recognised by the IFE and the UK Engineering Council for its wide range of industry expertise, across all areas of operational risks and disciplines of risk engineering.

Mark Almond, Risk Analyst at Zurich said: “There are many big boxes to tick, but to realise your full potential and be the best, you’ve got to put in the effort. You have to show and evidence competence and commitment, your knowledge and understanding of fire risks and risk management, design and development of processes, systems, services and products, as well as communications and professional commitment.

“All of our field staff complete these five areas as part of their job role and have provided evidence to achieve these.”

Gary Howe, Senior Fire Protection Engineer at Zurich added: “We’ve all worked hard to ensure our practices and procedures meet the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC), including training and development, training records, mentoring, governance, capability, audit and continuous professional development.

“Being part of the IFE and risk engineering community and recognised by the UK Engineering Council for our industry expertise is something we’re really proud of.”