Online Report Writing course

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Date(s) - 26/02/2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Before you reserve your place, please note this online seminar will be broadcast from 12.00 to 15.00 London time on Monday 26 February 2018 using the zoom video conferencing platform. The seminar is open to IIMS members and non-members.

Your hosts and presenters for this seminar are Paul Homer, IIMS Chairman of Standards and Mike Schwarz, IIMS Chief Executive Officer.

IIMS receives too many surveyor complaints each year, generally caused by poor writing standards and skills. And the situation is deteriorating. A report is the surveyor’s intellectual property and he/she lives or dies by it. This three-hour course, featuring a lot of new content bringing the art of report writing bang up to date, aims to provide the essential information that a yacht and small craft surveyor needs to consider when gathering the information and then compiling his/her report. There are suggested clauses for use in the report to protect against possible litigation and advice in the event that something goes wrong. Additionally, there is advice on contracts and terms of business and how, when and where these should be used. There is also, for the first time, a practical session and delegates will be required to do a little preparation before the seminar in readiness. So, if you want to tidy up and strengthen your report writing skills this is a good place to start.

Scope of the Seminar
Part I: Preparing for survey, gathering data and compiling your report
Part II: Giving the client what they want and not what the surveyor thinks they want
Part III: Complaints, examples and practical exercises

Who should attend this seminar?
The report writing seminar is aimed specifically at yacht and small craft surveyors, both those who are less experienced, but also those who feel they would benefit from a refresher.

The cost of the seminar is £75. On receipt of your booking, your joining instructions will be sent no later than one week before the event. To book your place on this seminar, please complete the form below.

If you are unable to make the seminar, or the broadcast time is unsuitable, you can purchase a copy of the video that will be made and PowerPoint presentation to watch in your own time when convenient. Just order below.

After the seminar, delegates will receive a copy of the presentation and a certificate of attendance by email. Three CPD points may be claimed by IIMS members who participate in this online seminar.

Please note it is not our policy to make a refund in the event you book and subsequently fail to attend online.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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