Public Liability & Professional Indemnity insurance

Protects the IOS members for claims made against you following loss, damage or injury to someone else or their property.

Cover is provided by XL Catlin for members renewed prior to 31 March 2017 and Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd for members renewed from 1 April 2017 and Zurich Insurance Company up to a maximum limit of £20 million.

This covers legal liability for damages and legal costs arising out of Third Party loss, injury or damage, in connection with the Swimming Teaching and Coaching activities recognised / authorised by the Institute of Swimming to the level of your qualification.

Cover includes public liability, professional indemnity, libel and slander, liability for damage to leased and rented premises, member to member liability, indemnity to principals and liability arising out of goods sold or supplied including refreshments.

The Liability policy is written on what is known as a “claims made” basis. This means that the policy provides cover for those claims reported during the period of insurance, rather than the policy that was in force at the time of the incident.

It is essential that any claims or circumstances that might give rise to a claim are notified during the policy period in accordance with the terms of the policy wording otherwise the right for indemnity under this insurance will be forfeited.

Principal Exclusions

Liability arising out of:

  • Criminal Acts
  • The ownership, possession or use of any mechanically propelled vehicle, aircraft, hovercraft or water-borne craft
  • Product Guarantee or recall, repair or replacement
  • In connection with damage to any data
  • Medical malpractice
  • Damage to own property
  • Abuse in respect of the individual accused or alleged to have committed abuse or have permitted abuse
  • Incidents prior to the retroactive date – Detailed on the confirmation of cover issued by the IOS.
  • Incidents / claims known to you but not reported to Insurers. 

Full details of policy exclusions are detailed in the master policy held by the Institute of Swimming.

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