12 hours CPD
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Following some of the wettest winters in history we need to recognise the importance of understanding and managing the risk to our environment. Analysis from the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment indicates that the built environment will be increasingly affected by extreme weather events, and that the incidence and severity of flooding events will increase and as a result, properties and people’s lives are at risk from the significant impacts of flooding.
In support of DEFRAs Property Flood Resilience Action Plan to implement standards, certifications and skills to provide reassurance that work has been done correctly and to a high standard, BRE Academy has partnered with BREs Centre for Resilience to create a training course which addresses the fundamentals of flood resilience surveying, assessing flood risk and the specification of mitigation measures.
BRE Certified Independent Flood Resilience Surveyor
To become a Certified Property Flood Resilience Surveyor you will need to have appropriate experience and qualification.
PFR surveyors are independent from manufacturers and installers involved in the PFR sector and form a key advisor to homeowners and business owners. The certification scheme will help ensure property owners have the necessary information and confidence to install flood resilience measures to protect their homes and businesses.
To achieve this a certificated independent property flood resilience surveyor will carry out the following:
Proof of membership of one or more of the following professional institutions is necessary for membership of the scheme:
Membership of professional institutions not included in the above list will be considered for relevance at the sole discretion of BRE Global.
Property Flood Resilience Database (PFR-d)
The PFR-d has been developed by BRE working in collaboration with Lexis Nexis, AXA Insurance and Liverpool City Council. Certified PFR surveyors will upload data on flood resilience to the database using an online system. The PFR surveyor will interact using a tool (the PFR-app) that can be used on site and in the office. The PFR-app offers the opportunity to assess different options for the property, with a PFR-score being generated in order to indicate the degree of improvement for the property that can be achieved through resistance and resilience approaches.
At the end of the course you will undertake a 1 hour multiple choice examination. The exam is open book, allowing you to refer to any notes or documentation that may assist you. You will need to achieve 70% to pass the examination after which you may have the opportunity to become a BRE Certified Independent Flood Resilience Surveyor.
Please note that you must present acceptable photo identification (ID) for admission to the examination. This may be either your passport, driving licence or EU ID card. Please note that without photo ID you will not be permitted to undertake the examinations.
Graham Brogden – Chair of the Property Flood Resilience Action Group and Head of Technical Claims at Aviva:
"I am delighted to see that the BRE have developed this training course in conjunction with RICS. One of the outputs of the resilience group is to raise standards for flood resilience, this goes from surveying through to products and the repairs of properties that have suffered a flood. This training course is addressing the very start of that process, ensuring team of independent surveyors are available and qualified to carry out a full and appropriate survey, ensuring the property is prepared for future flood events and property owners can feel assured that a professional assessment has been made."
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