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Contractors Liability Insurance – Introduction


This interactive workshop provides training for those who are new to the handling or placing of contractors liability insurance.

It provides a structured overview of the subject and is suitable both for those new to contractors liability insurance and those looking for a refresher.

Course Content

  • The contractor’s need for liability insurance
  • How liability can attach through tort, contract or statute with examples to illustrate the principles
  • Defences to liability including contributory negligence, inevitable accident, volenti non fit injura and limitation
  • Health & Safety legislation including the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015
  • Usual liability insurance policy wordings for contractors including the common exclusions and extensions
  • Placing and rating risks – key insurer information requirements and liability insurance pricing methods
  • Claims procedures – accident recording and reporting – RIDDOR, civil procedure protocols

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how contractors’ liabilities arise under common law, contract and statute
  • Explain the difference between contractual obligations and insurance requirements
  • Outline the principle requirements of UK Health and Safety legislation
  • Identify the main types of liability insurance and why contractors require them
  • Describe the standard structure, and content of contractors liability Insurance policies including standard extensions and exclusions
  • Explain the importance of the civil procedure rules in relation to liability claims

Ready to book?

Simply complete the booking form with your details and a member of our team will be in touch with the next available dates. 

Any questions?  

If you’re not quite sure if this course is suitable or are looking for further information, call our team on 0117 244 7221.