While Allianz workers in South Gloucester-shire are trying out a new health scheme to help keep the company in tip-top shape, other members of the Allianz family are opting for more adventurous ways to boost productivity.

Backchat spies witnessed first hand the more aggressive tactics of the insurer as it tested a company's ability to cope in the face of threatening balaclava and camouflage-clad risk management surveyors.

In a bid to give commercial policyholders the most realistic advice on how to manage their risks, the company set out, replica guns and all, to find out the risks of running a diamond import business threatened with robbery.

Scary stuff, with some taking to the role more naturally than others, Backchat obviously excluded. But, despite top efforts all round, our advice is that a life of crime is no place for insurers.