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Immediate Mitigation

Positive actions get positive results

When disasters strike, causing damage to buildings facilities and assets, speed of response and taking positive action quickly can mean the difference between recovering quickly and effectively .......or sometimes not at all.

Typically, there is a 48hr window of opportunity for you to take immediate mitigation actions which will help to prevent and reduce secondary damage, facilitate effective restoration, speed up recovery times and minimise costs and disruption.

Maximum Value & Minumim Risk

Immediate mitigation measures are typically less than 5% of the total costs for any major restoration and recovery project. The consequences of not taking actions to minimise damage, protect your assets and facilitate a rapid recovery are clear. For major losses, Business Interruption costs account for over a third of total costs. For major fire damage losses, over 50% of costs are attributed to often preventable secondary damage.

Taking reasonable steps to minimise the loss or damage to property is a basic insurance principle. Most insurers will cover the costs of correct and appropriate immediate mitigation actions, carried out by a professional and trusted partner, so take positive actions to protect and recover your buildings, assets, market share and reputation. 

Immediate Mitigtion Actions

Actions will be focussed around PREVENTION, TRIAGE, PROTECTION and CONTROL. These may include:

  • Gross cleaning & decontamination
  • Segregation and protection of unaffected areas
  • Removal and safe storage of unaffected assets
  • Removal and disposal of beyond economic repair (BER) assets
  • Surface protection of affected assets (e.g. oiling to prevent corrosion)
  • Installation of drying systems (e.g. to control environmental conditions)


  • Reduce secondary damages such as corrosion and mould
  • Increase your opportunity to recover successfully with greater options
  • Reduce the time it takes to recover
  • Reduce the costs of recovery
  • Minimise the business interruption