Hawkins' 2021 Webinars: The Cambridge Series

Our colleagues in the Cambridge Office have created a series of webinars on how Hawkins investigates topics from noise-induced hearing loss, to mechanical and material failures, to spontaneous combustion and many things in between!

All talks take place on either Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00 AM UK Time.

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➡️ THE MYTH OF SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION & THE REALITY OF SELF-HEATING

Presented by Dr Andrew Moncrieff on 7th July 2021

In this presentation Andrew will look at the age‑old idea of spontaneous human combustion, and explore the reasons why a human body might suddenly burst into flames with no outside influences. He will then give wider consideration to self-heating and spontaneous combustion, concentrating on the aspects most relevant to insurance losses.

➡️ FROM NIHL TO NOISE NUISANCE: THE COST OF POOR ACOUSTICS

Presented by Ros Lambert-Porter on 12th July 2021

A summary of the issues caused by either poor acoustic design, or inadequate noise control, and how they can lead to claims.

➡️ MATERIALS FAILURES: WHAT CAN GO WRONG?

Presented by Dr Christabel Fitzpatrick on 14th July 2021

An overview of material failures, from personal injury claims to escapes of water.

➡️ STOVES, FLUES & THATCH

Presented by Mark Turner on 19th July 2021

An introduction into the investigation of fires involving solid fuel stoves and their flues, in particular at thatch properties.

➡️ ARSON: A BURNING DESIRE

Presented by Justin Lewis on 21st July 2021

All about investigating arson at fire scenes, including: what techniques are used to establish if the fire was started deliberately, and how forensic evidence can identify the arsonist.

➡️ MECHANICAL FAILURE OF ENGINES

Presented by Melissa Gartside on 26th July 2021

From track cars to generator sets, an overview of the causes of engine failure and how we can help

➡️ NON-DESTRUCTIVE METHODS OF ENTRY: AN INTRODUCTION TO EASY LOCK-PICKING METHODS CURRENTLY IN USE

Presented by Martin Pope on 28th July 2021

Martin will raise awareness of lock-picking methods that are easy to learn and apply, with a view to enhancing the understanding of this potential issue for insurers and loss adjusters, as well as explaining how Hawkins can help to determine whether or not these methods have been used.

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