Demining – specialist insurance for a high risk occupation

27 May 2011

Demining – mine clearance and removal of unexploded ordnance – is probably the riskiest occupation on the planet, but that doesn’t stop Bellwood Prestbury offering comprehensive cover.

As a specialist in insurance for high risk occupations, Bellwood Prestbury is used to covering people working in all kinds of dangerous situations. Demining is probably the most extreme.

Bellwood Prestbury’s Lloyd’s Coverholder status allows the firm to write bespoke global life and accident insurance. This can insure demining operatives working in the field against a range of risks. Typically it will include international life, dismemberment or disability insurance, medical expenses cover in the event of local hospitalisation and evacuation and repatriation insurance to cover the cost of air ambulance to a different country or transfer home.

As well as being a dangerous occupation, a great deal of mine clearance work takes place in remote regions or high risk countries, so people involved in the field can struggle to get basic insurance for travel or accidents not associated with their work.

Peter Bellwood explains: “Working in these regions, demining experts and their support staff need to be just as aware of the consequences of a road traffic accident, theft or illness as they do the risks associated with their work. We can take care of it all, creating a bespoke policy backed by personal service to support them all the time they are away.”

Bellwood Prestbury works with companies, covering teams of workers, and also works directly with individual consultants and NGOs.

For more information on bespoke demining insurance or cover for mine clearance operations in specific countries or regions, call Bellwood Prestbury on: +44 (0) 1242 584 558.

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