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When a company is involved in manufacturing, whether it is raw materials, pre-manufactured, or component parts used to assemble new products, they often have a set of industry-specific risks to consider. Underwriters, brokers, and risk managers need a comprehensive understanding of these exposures in order to acquire an accurate picture of their risks.

SCM Risk Management Services (RMS) conducts Manufacturing Surveys so that underwriters and brokers can get a comprehensive understanding of the manufacturing process at the premises, what type of product is being made, the raw materials required, the types of machines used, as well as the final product description. Our objective, third-party survey report empowers insurers with an accurate and thorough snapshot of how they can reduce the risks associated with a manufacturing facility. Risk managers can also use these reports as objective documentation for their risk management programs.

Helping You Understand The Risks
Our reports help you paint a clear picture of the risk in terms of site, special hazards, and risk deficiencies for the purposes of loss prevention, improving safety, or enhancing protection. Our loss control specialists will visit the manufacturing facility and work with site staff to conduct the surveys.

During these site visits, RMS loss control specialists will provide information on:

  • Shipment and storage procedures
  • Delivery or pick-up procedures
  • Process hazards and sequence of operations
  • Hazardous materials including flammable liquids,
    waste disposal safes and current WHIMIS programs
  • Basic products liability
  • ISO registered status


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Special Hazards
Business Interruption Considerations

  • Ability to repair or replace specialized automated equipment     
  • Availability of raw materials used – domestic or imported
  • Stock skidded or shelved – potential for water damage
  • Single train production
  • Private power generation – possibility of brown outs during
    peak regional demands
  • Pollution control – dependence on treatment of waste
    products from the manufacturing process
  • Means of transport exposure

They will package all this information neatly into one report, and include actionable recommendations which can be leveraged as part of a preventative risk management plan.

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