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XL GAPS Launches Online Store Offering Property Loss Prevention Tools, Guidelines and Training

HARTFORD, Connecticut, July 16, 2009 – XL Global Asset Protection Services (XL GAPS), a property loss prevention consulting firm and part of the XL Insurance group of companies, today launched an online store offering commercial and industrial businesses worldwide easy access to property loss prevention tools including safety management manuals and on-site training opportunities.
Tim Heinze, head of XL GAPS, said: “The XL GAPS store enables us to readily share our collective knowledge of over 100 years of loss prevention expertise with anyone who would like a deeper understanding of how to better protect their property, operations or assets.”
“More than a hundred years ago, XL GAPS’ predecessor, the Factory Insurance Association played a significant role in the founding of the National Fire Protection Association and throughout the century, our risk engineers have worked with NFPA and other industry organizations to improve safety standards. As a result, we have amassed a deep understanding of fire prevention and other safety standards and regulations,” said Mr. Heinze. “A major component of our service culture is to share our knowledge through coaching and training. Our online store enables anyone to easily access loss prevention information and tools to help them navigate through the gray areas of safety codes and standards.”
The XL GAPS store can be accessed at www.xlgaps.com/store. In addition to learning more about on-site lab based training courses, visitors can explore the table of contents of the XL GAP Guidelines Manual, acquire resources like Hot Work Permit Tags and Hydraulic Calculators (used in water flow computations).
The store also provides access to on-site training registration for XL GAPS courses focused on industry standards such as NFPA 25 -- the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. This course can also be combined with a two-day lecture and hands-on seminar focused on basic industrial property loss prevention.
XL GAPS provides property loss prevention consulting and delivers individually tailored solutions to protect and enhance property, production, and profit. XL GAPS, with approximately 150 engineers and consultants in 18 countries, brings clients occupancy specific experience as well as deep knowledge of specific hazards across industries. More information about XL GAPS is available at www.xlgaps.com.
XL GAPS is part of the XL Insurance group of companies. ”XL Insurance" is the global brand used by member insurers of the XL Capital Ltd group of companies. More information about XL Insurance is available at www.xlinsurance.com. Through its operating subsidiaries, XL Capital Group is a leading provider of global insurance and reinsurance coverages and services to industrial, commercial and professional service firms, insurance companies, and other enterprises on a worldwide basis.

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