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XL GAPS Offers Customized E-learning Opportunities To Give Businesses an Affordable Loss Prevention Training Option

 — HARTFORD, Connecticut, December 14, 2009 – XL Global Asset Protection Services (XL GAPS), a property loss prevention consulting firm and part of the XL Insurance group of companies, today announced the availability of customized online property loss prevention and employee training bundles for commercial and industrial businesses worldwide.
“As companies try to maintain their employee training and risk management efforts under today’s economic pressures, it is important that they have affordable and effective options,” said Tim Heinze, head of XL GAPS. “Our Learning Management System offers a suite of eLearning courses that clients can access anytime, anywhere and at a reasonable cost. Companies can buy and complete one elearning course or they can bundle the courses that they feel will benefit their ongoing education the most.”
According to John Frank, XL GAPS’ Loss Prevention Center of Excellence Leader, “Many companies purchase multiple ‘seats’ of one program so that all or a whole department of their employees can take advantage of an online learning seminar. This offers companies an opportunity to maintain their ongoing employee training efforts more economically without incurring travel expenses.”
“When courses are purchased as a bundle, clients also receive our ‘Ask an Expert’ services, giving them access to our global staff of risk engineers who can address questions they may have about what they learned,” Mr. Frank explained.
“We are all grappling with budget and resource constraints,” noted Mr. Heinze. “These courses, however, allow companies to maintain their employee training efforts in the hopes that this education can help prevent a very costly loss or mishap in the future.”
XL GAPS’ e-learning courses include a variety of risk management and property loss prevention topics including fire prevention, fall protection, the handling and storage of flammable fluids, and Hot Works safety. Each online course costs $39 USD per individual. Additionally, the online course catalog includes seminars focused on leadership and management issues, including progressive discipline, anger management, effective communication and more. The complete XL GAPS e-learning catalog can be accessed at
Participants receive a certificate of completion when finished with each course, which requires approximately one hour to complete.
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
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 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.