Combined liability insurance for bomb disposal specialist
15 July 2015
MACC International, the bomb disposal and mine clearance specialist, has turned to Bellwood Prestbury to arrange combined liability insurance that provides cost effective, comprehensive protection for the firm, in a single policy.
MACC International operates an unexploded ordnance survey, clearance and disposal service around the world, requiring high-risk liability cover for professional negligence, employers’ and public liability and pollution liability.
The benefits of single policy
The company was looking to add professional indemnity to their cover, but were being offered a separate policy which attracted a high minimum premium. It was at this point that Bellwood Prestbury was contacted.
Peter Bellwood, Managing Director of Bellwood Prestbury, explains: “It’s not just about saving premiums. If you have separate policies for professional indemnity and public liability with different insurers and you need to make a claim, you can find yourself in a situation where each insurer expects the other to cover. This can take a long time to resolve and severely delay any settlement.
“We have a unique combined liability policy with Lloyd’s of London that brings all the cover together and includes pollution indemnity insurance, a must for the type of work MACC International conducts. Our cover is also valid for high risk operations in high risk environments.”
Cover for a wide range of situations
MACC International works in a diverse range of situations. The firm regularly surveys London construction sites for unexploded World War II ordnance prior to the commencement of new building projects, taking care of any unwanted finds.
A recent project finds the firm sweeping a harbour in Hong Kong prior to a huge land reclamation project for the world’s largest theme park company.
In both cases, the new policy provides all of the liability protection the firm needs and extends to domestic and international employees and contractors.
“Confidence anywhere in the world”
Keith Burrows, Managing Director at MACC International says: “This policy from Bellwood Prestbury gives me confidence to tender for work anywhere in the world, knowing that we are properly covered. We also use Bellwood Prestbury to organise personal accident insurance for employees operating in high-risk territories. They are easy to deal with, highly professional and provide really good value for us.”