1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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INSURANCE RISK SURVEYORS, INVESTIGATORS AND LOSS ADJUSTERS inspect insured properties to evaluate conditions affecting underwriting standards, conduct investigations into insurance claims to ensure their validity, or inspect and assess the damage or loss to insured property or business, and estimate insurance costs.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • inspecting property, buildings and operations of commercial and industrial establishments, to assess physical conditions and work practices
  • evaluating the adequacy of security, fire and related systems
  • preparing reports and recommending action to reduce risks
  • compiling data which influence the determination of premium rates
  • inspecting the scenes of accidents and other incidents to determine causes and effects
  • interviewing witnesses, preparing statements and reports
  • inspecting damaged buildings, equipment or motor vehicles and estimating the cost of repairs
  • estimating business losses resulting from fire, theft or other business disruptions
  • reporting the extent of damage and estimated costs to the insurer


This section contains the following subsection :
              5994-11 Insurance Risk Surveyor
              5994-13 Insurance Investigator
              5994-15 Insurance Loss Adjuster

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