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Insurance Surveyor

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€23k > 65 
Insurance Surveyor
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€23 - 65 
Related Information:
Entrants: 23 - 27
Established: 50
Senior Underwriters: 65
Data Source(s):
FAS

Last Updated: March, 2011

* 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.


The Work header image

Insurance provides a service to customers who wish to be protected from loss caused by events such as fire, theft, accident or illness. The customer pays a regular premium and receives a written policy that sets out the conditions under which an insurance company pays compensation.  
 
Most insurance surveyors work for insurance companies, providing underwriters with detailed technical reports on the risks involved in a particular request for insurance cover. Surveyors normally inspect premises to obtain information on factors such as the construction of buildings or the work processes that take place in a location. They may also look at factors such as the condition of machinery, the possibility of fire or flood damage and the current extent of safety precautions.  
 
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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Organisation: Irish Insurance Federation
  Address: Insurance House, 39 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2
  Tel: (01) 676 1820
  Email: fed@iif.ie
  Url www.iif.ie
   

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Organisation: Insurance Institute Of Ireland
  Address: Insurance House, 39 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2
  Tel: (01) 677 2582
  Email: info@insurance-institute.ie
  Url www.insurance-institute.ie
   

 

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